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The Cost of Having a Baby in America

The Cost of Having a Baby in America

On Average, a middle class family in America will spend $233,600 per child between birth and age 17. This number goes up to $372,000 for higher income families

Thinking About Getting Married? Answer These Questions First!

Thinking About Getting Married?  Answer These Questions First!

Are we ready to get married?  Today's blog post offers important financial questions you should ask yourself and your significant other before getting engaged.  Determine whether or not you can make the financial aspect of your relationship work before getting married to help prevent stress about money later in your relationship.  With offices in Zeeland, Jenison, Grand rapids, and Ludington, Custer Financial Advisors helps couples and families talk about money and come up with a plan that works.  

College Cost and Savings Calculator

College Cost and Savings Calculator

How much does college actually cost and what do I need to do to be able to help pay for school?  Get an idea of the cost of education with this College Cost Calculator so you can start to plan for college savings.  With offices in Zeeland, Jenison, Grand Rapids, and Ludington, Custer Financial Advisors is happy to help families save for college.  

Understanding a Mortgage Loan

Understanding a Mortgage Loan

How do I get a mortgage?  What are the steps of the mortgage process?  Understanding mortgages and how they work is an important part of the home-buying process.  Our guest writer, an experienced mortgage lender, walks you through the mortgage process.  With offices in Zeeland, Jenison, Grand Rapids, and Ludington, Custer Financial Advisors is happy to offer financial advice to West Michigan.  

10 Steps of the Home Buying Process

10 Steps of the Home Buying Process

Todays guest writer, and experienced mortgage lender, helps you understand the steps of the home buying process.  From finding a realtor to getting the mortgage that's right for you, it's important you have the right help when buying a home.  With offices in Zeeland, Jenison, Grand Rapids, and Ludington, Custer Financial Advisors is happy to offer financial advice to West Michigan.  

A Beginner's Guide to Health Insurance: Key Terms

A Beginner's Guide to Health Insurance: Key Terms

What do words like coinsurance, PPO, deductible, and high deductible health plan mean?  Today's blog post offers help understanding health insurance terms so you can choose a healthcare plan that's right for you.  With offices in Grand Rapids, Jenision, Ludington, and Zeeland, Custer Financial Advisors is proud to offer financial advice to West Michigan.  

Retirement Cost Calculator

Retirement Cost Calculator

How much does retirement cost and when do I have enough money to retire? Deciding when to retire is an important decision that requires knowing how much money you will need in retirement.  Use this Retirement Cost Calculator to determine what you might need to retire.  With offices in Zeeland, Jenison, Grand Rapids, and Ludington, Custer Financial Advisors is happy to help people in West Michigan understand their retirement options.  

A Beginner's Guide to Saving for College

A Beginner's Guide to Saving for College

When should I start saving for my kid's college?  What are the different ways I can save for higher education?  How much do I need to save for college?  These questions are important to families who want to help their children with college costs.  Custer Financial Advisors is proud to help families in West Michigan create a plan to help pay for college.  

Creating a Budget That Reflects Your Values

Creating a Budget That Reflects Your Values

How do I create a budget that works and stick to it?  Budgeting is creating a spending plan that reflects your vales.  It's important but a lot of people need help learning how to budget.  Our 8 part series on creating a budget will help you get started so you can use your money on things you actually care about.  With offices in Zeeland, Jenison, Grand Rapids, and Ludington, Custer Financial Advisors is happy to offer financial advice to West Michigan.