Money and Marriage

Marriage and money—two things that, on their own, are complicated enough. When put together, well, that’s when things get really interesting! We share five suggestions for couples who are struggling with money issues in their marriage.

What Brangelina Can Teach About Divorce

News outlets were flooded on Tuesday with the news that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and partner of nearly 12. With six children, numerous international properties, and an estimated $400 million joint net worth, “Brangelina’s” divorce is likely to be more complicated than most. Even without the harsh media spotlight, divorce is almost always a devastating, challenging ordeal.

Back to School: What are 529 Plans?

The average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, a six percent increase from the previous year. One way parents can help alleviate this debt burden is to start saving early! There are several good options for college savings, and one of the most popular is a Section 529 plan.

What is Goals-Based Investing?

While iPhone apps, SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) and other tools help with keeping resolutions, research shows that between 62-88% of resolutions fail. How can one attempt to avoid this grim reality?

Women and Wealth Management

In this video podcast, Brittain Prigge, Balentine’s Director of the Client Relationship Team and a member of our Management Committee, shares three tips for helping women build a better, more productive relationship with their investment advisor in order to take more ownership of their financial situation.