Budgeting #4: What to do about my surplus or deficit?

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Ilona Friedman of CD Wealth Management walks through how to go about your surplus and deficit. For surplus, it’s best to maximize your savings. For the deficit, it’s best to find where you can cut from your expenses — the easiest places to cut from include restaurants, shopping and excess money going toward unused apps. Cutting these will get you closer to break even or reach surplus, which is the goal.

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Read the Podcast: How to Plan for Your Children’s College

How to Plan for Your Children’s College

By: Ilona Friedman

June 17, 2020

A popular method for setting aside expenses for college in the future is through the 529 Plan, which is a vehicle in which you store your money that grows tax deferred. Any money you pull out comes out tax-free if it’s used for qualified higher education expenses.