Weekly Financial Market Updates

Illinois Residents: Should you switch natural gas suppliers before winter?

September 9, 2021

Winter is coming and natural gas prices are soaring. If you’re an Illinois resident, now may be a good time to see if switching natural gas suppliers can save you money heating your home this winter.

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Filling Out The FAFSA Form

September 8, 2021

The 2021-2022 FAFSA Season is now OPEN as of October 1! Check out our step-by-step guide to filling out the FAFSA form for your students heading off to college next year!

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Filling Out The FAFSA: Getting Your FSA ID

September 8, 2021

Getting an FSA ID is the first step towards filling out the 2021-2022 FAFSA. Learn about why it’s important for every parent to fill out the FAFSA for their college-bound children!

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Surging Home Prices a Warning to Consumers

Surging Home Prices a Warning to Consumers

September 2, 2021

Home prices in the United States just recorded their strongest growth in 30 years. Is now the time to buy a home, or should consumers see these surging home prices as a warning sign?

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Now is the time to be looking for a new job

Now Is the Time to be Looking for a New Job

August 26, 2021

There hasn’t been a better time to get a new job in over 40 years. The pool of labor is declining and number of jobs available is at an all-time high. Is now a good time to be looking for a new job?

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How Should Parents Plan for A Child's College Education?

How Should Parents Plan for A Child’s College Education?

August 19, 2021

Of all the financial planning topics we deal with at Financial Design Studio, college planning is always one of the tougher issues. What are the key factors to keep in mind when figuring out how to pay for a child’s college education?

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