Education Planning

Significant Changes to 529 Educational Savings Plans

529 Educational Savings Plan

One of the primary concerns for most, after saving for retirement, is education planning. Well, great news! The recently passed Secure Act 2.0 gives savers greater flexibility regarding how they allocate funds accumulated in 529 plans. We’ll review updates to Alabama’s CollegeCounts 529 Fund this week and follow up next week on increased options related […]

A Better Alabama Through the Gift of Education

The Number of Failing Schools in Alabama is Rising…How You Can Help a Child Get a Better Education and Not Cost You a Penny? For weekly insights, follow The Welch Group every Tuesday morning on WBRC Fox 6 for the Money Tuesday segment. The updated list of failing schools in Alabama is out, and it […]

Money Management: Valuable Lessons for Kids of all Ages

Last week, we discussed how young to start teaching your children the value of a dollar and how to manage it. Now, let’s focus on tips to help teach money management skills to the Young Adults in your life. For weekly insights, follow The Welch Group every Tuesday morning on WBRC Fox 6 for the […]

School is in Session! How about a Lesson in Finances?

School started this past week for most students. One question I often get is, “When should I begin to teach my children about money?” Every child is different and matures at a different rate. Some mature very quickly, while others more slowly. Here are some basic guidelines, but you will ultimately decide when your child […]

Helping Disadvantaged Students Just Got Easier!

The Alabama Accountability Act has been helping disadvantaged young students receive a better education since 2013. Thousands of kids have benefited from this act, and now positive changes are being made to further help students get the education they deserve. The Alabama Accountability Act (AAA) – Here is what is new: Under prior law, AAA […]

The Perfect Christmas Gift for a Young Grandchild

Christmas is always a magical time of year for youngsters. They have thoughts of Santa, reindeer, toys, and elves dancing in their heads. So what comes to mind if you are a grandparent thinking of the perfect gift for a grandchild? I would like to suggest the best gift any child can receive…the gift of […]

What is the Greatest Gift? A Better Education!

If you could give a child the gift of a great education at no cost to you, would you do it? If your answer is, “Of course I would!” then you need to learn more about the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA). The Alabama Accountability Act (AAA) AAA allows you to redirect a portion of your […]

Tis The Season For Giving…A Better Education!

Because of COVID, online sales are skyrocketing compared to last year, and I hope everyone will focus on shopping locally online. Local merchants need our help. While everyone is in the mood for giving, I think we could all agree that one of the greatest gifts a person can receive is the gift of the […]