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What is the October Effect?

What is the October Effect?

When many of us think of October, we think of Halloween or the Day of the Dead. But every year there’s another strange phenomenon that has nothing to do with trick or treating or honoring deceased ancestors. It’s called the October Effect. So, what happens during the...

Should You Set Up an Investment Account for Your Child?

Should You Set Up an Investment Account for Your Child?

Author: Tyler McCain Tyler graduated from Georgia State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a former Wealthy Habits instructor. At this point, we have discussed child whole life policies and 529 plans in articles on the Wealthy Habits blog....

Are Child Whole Life Insurance Policies A Good Investment?

Are Child Whole Life Insurance Policies A Good Investment?

Depending on what you read, a life insurance policy for your child is either the best decision for your child’s future or detrimental to it. When you search “child whole life policies” on Google you are inundated with articles by the same companies that sell the...

What You Need to Know When Choosing a 529 Plan

What You Need to Know When Choosing a 529 Plan

  When it comes to saving for your child's future, you have several options. You could set aside money in an investment account to purchase blue-chip companies, open a whole life policy for your child, or create a 529 plan for education expenses. These are not all the...

What is a 401(k)?

What is a 401(k)?

When you enter the working world or change your job, one of your first matters of business is setting up a retirement such as a 401(k) plan. But what exactly is a 401(k)? Let’s explore the answers to some common questions. What is a 401(k)? A 401(k) is a retirement...

Things parents need to know before teaching their kids about investing

Things parents need to know before teaching their kids about investing

Investing is always one of the most popular camp topics at Wealthy Habits. Here are some basics we want parents to know before starting their investing journey: Being young is a huge advantage when it comes to investing. Being young means that you have more time to...

Lessons Learned from Going Virtual at Wealthy Habits

Lessons Learned from Going Virtual at Wealthy Habits

Like so many other educational programs, Wealthy Habits had a choice to cancel programs or go virtual. Our mission is to educate students so it wasn’t a tough decision, but our staff was not under any illusion that it was going to be an easy feat. From the very start,...

What COVID-19 should have taught us about our finances

What COVID-19 should have taught us about our finances

Six financial lessons that we shouldn’t forget as stay-at-home orders are lifted. Has COVID-19 upended your day-to-day life? It certainly upended mine, and caused us to shift the ways we do things at Wealthy Habits. Some of the changes we’ve made have turned out to be...

Going to College Out of State

Going to College Out of State

By: Pooja Parmar Going to school out of state can be extremely nerve-wracking, but being able to explore different parts of the country (or the world) can be one of the most exciting college experiences. There are several factors to consider when deciding whether or...