Money and Relationships

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.  

3 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care in Retirement

3 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care in Retirement

For seniors, Medicare is a primary resource for financing medical care like hospital stays, skilled nursing, outpatient care, and medical equipment. While Medicare Parts A and B, also known as Original Medicare, don’t cover vision and dental care or prescriptions, seniors can supplement their policy with a low-cost Medicare Advantage plan to include these benefits.

Financial Planning for Parents: How to Get Started

Financial Planning for Parents: How to Get Started

      Whether you’re just embarking on the journey of parenthood or raising kids who’ll be off to college in a few years, it’s never too soon — or too late — to start financial planning. The key is to start, so here are some tips to help you on your way.