Kids 529 Education Plan Savings Estimator by Vanguard

One of the critical part of financial planning is to plan for funding kids education. There are lots of studies which shows that tuition fees expected raise every year and no one really can predict it. It’s wise to be planning well in advance and prepare yourself to pay for their education and than scrambling at the last minute.

Vanguard has been really great about publishing articles and tools to help out investors. This Vanguard tool helps you visualize how much you’ll need to save for college and how changing up a specific factor would affect your results. It adjusts for age, contributions, investment returns, tuition inflation, and even looks up the current cost of your favorite university. A formal report is spit out with lots of charts, just like a financial advisor might create for you. Here is sample screenshot of my scenario.


Here is another set of handy Vanguard tools, a 529 Plan Interactive Comparison Map and Tax Deduction Calculator.


Principles for Success – Ultra Mini Video Series

My favorite blogger, My Money Blogger put out a posted about the book Principles. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio is a bestselling book by the billionaire investor and founder of Bridgewater Associates. The book outlines both his personal development and investment philosophies and has been on my reading list for a while. If you’re like me and haven’t quite gotten around to reading it, you might be in luck.

Mr. Dalio just released a series of animated YouTube videos where he breaks down his “Principles for Success” into 8 videos at about 4 minutes each. Instead of reading a review or even paying for an “executive summary”, you can get a 30-minute version straight from the source. Here’s the trailer (embedded below) and first episode:

I really liked the short videos which touched lots of aspect of life journey. Getting with reality, facing problems, evolving by learning, find right people to work together and reaching out the goal and enjoying the journey. It is bit much descriptive with really nice animation, but it could have been fun with some stories and take away’s.

Starbucks – Get free $10 bonus on eGift cards purchase…

Like last year, Starbucks is bringing back the tradition by giving away $10 bonus load on any eGift purchase above $10 or more with checkout using Visa Checkout. Hurry up, it’s only limited to the first 225,000 loads. Otherwise valid 8/14/17 to 9/30/17.

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