3 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College

Friday, August 30th, 2019 By: Peter Vander Ploeg, CFP®

As I mentioned in the previous blog, “The Danger of Delaying College Savings,” tuition rates are becoming more and more expensive.  When it comes to paying for college, many parents shudder at the cost.  But lesser-known ways to reduce the cost of college exist.  Check out these exciting options for families in Colorado. The Colorado […] More ›


Everything In Its Right Place

Friday, April 12th, 2019 By: Peter Vander Ploeg, CFP®

STOP!!!!  Before you stack up all the papers strewn over your kitchen table from doing your taxes, let me try to help.  Have you ever thought there has to be a better way?  I consider myself a fairly organized person, yet I still misplace papers, store records incorrectly, and lose track of things.  Everyone’s financial […] More ›


Caring for Aging Parents Part 3

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Money. It’s hard to talk about.  Add the complexity of an aging parent’s declining independence, and the conversation becomes ever more difficult. Here are some tips to help you start the conversation. 1. Recognize the need to step-in – Look for unpaid bills, repetitious donations or gifts in a short window of time, and new […] More ›


Caring For Aging Parents Part 2

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Deciphering Types of Housing and Care – Let’s get down to the business of explaining the types of housing and medical care available to aging parents. In order of degree of care: Home Health Care – Ordered by a doctor and provided as needed on an hourly basis in the person’s place of residence. Common […] More ›


Caring for Aging Parents Part 1

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Is home still a safe place for your aging parents? While no list can be exhaustive, here are several helpful cues to suggest a change in your parents’ living arrangements may be in order: Activities of Daily Living (“ADLs”) – Trouble managing the six ADLs, such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking and continence. If […] More ›