Can 529 funds be used for gap-year expenses? I recently had a parent ask me if their child’s 529 college savings account money could be used to help pay for gap-year expenses. Here’s the short answer: Maybe.
Invesco Fixed Income shares its views of rates around the world.
Stocks turned in a strong performance in the front half of 2017 despite geopolitical and monetary policy risks. The question, of course, is whether this performance trend can continue in the second half. I believe these two risks will cast an even longer shadow over markets going forward — making concepts such as diversification and risk management even more important for investors’ portfolios.
Valuations and regulations are among the trends that we’re watching in this industry.
The decision brings better representation of the entire Chinese economy.
As I travel around the country to meet with institutional clients, I often hear this question: “What is everyone selling? Because that’s something I’m really interested in buying.” These are clients who have the confidence and experience to contradict the herd mentality that causes many investors to chase market returns (which often results in buying near market tops while selling near market bottoms).
Invesco Fixed Income shares its views of rates around the world
Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta announced in a Wall Street Journal op-ed last week that the initial implementation date of the fiduciary rule will not be extended beyond June 9. Mr. Acosta’s decision is a victory for supporters of the rule, which will require financial advisors to act in the best interests of their clients in retirement accounts.
What to consider when saving for multiple children’s college educations.
Today’s parents are all too aware that higher education comes with a sky-high price tag, but financial aid can offer a real lifeline when it comes to mounting college costs.