Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – Sometimes it’s not easy to get good advice, especially for free. Well the Longview Independent School District is about to present just that on several topics from finance to continuing education. And the video series is geared toward interested families in or outside of the school district.



a green sign with white text: There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.


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There may be some parents of students out there who have a great idea as to how to keep everyone safe while learning, or just want to express their concerns. Well, Longview Independent School District is looking for just that kind of feedback.

Longview ISD offers free financial, education advice through video series

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Longview ISD Public Information Officer Francisco Rojas says the idea for LOBOS Strongview originally was going to be a series of meetings to help in-district families struggling with finances.

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That was before COVID-19, but

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Financial Advisor Jude Offiah Offers Expert Tips on Financial Planning for College Education

Financial Advisor Jude Offiah Offers Expert Tips on Financial Planning for Your Child’s College Education.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2020 / Deciding to have children is a major familial and financial decision. This is a time in your life when you may feel burdened by financial responsibilities, such as paying off mortgages, saving for retirement, or even paying down your own student loan debt. However, for many parents, paying for a child’s education, or even simply creating a substantial college fund, is a major financial priority as well. Financial advisor Jude Offiah recently offered her expert tips on planning financially for your child’s college education.

“It seems selfish to many parents, but financial planners typically recommend prioritizing your own retirement savings over college savings,” Jude Offiah said. “However, this tactic is actually in the child’s best interest as well. There may be additional funding options for

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There’s Talk of Sharing Financial Risk in Higher Ed. We Should Focus on Reducing It Instead.

COVID-19 has upended the traditional logic of recessions and higher education. Typically, when jobs evaporate, Americans turn to colleges and universities to increase their skills and marketability. With this downturn, though, the increased interest is there, but enrollments aren’t.

This fall, undergraduate enrollment decreased by 2.5 percent from 2019, and some of the steepest declines were at the two-year institutions (-7.5 percent) and for-profit universities (-1.9 percent) that typically see the greatest surges from newly-unemployed workers looking to retrain. More than 4 in 10 adults say that the pandemic has made them more likely to pursue additional education—yet they are far more skeptical about whether doing so will be worth the cost or lead to a good job. These potential students see tremendous risk, and they’re paralyzed.

The financial risk of entering higher education was already high, precisely because of the cost of failure. Degrees hold significant weight in the

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Beacon Capital Management Named One of CNBC’s Top-Rated Financial Advisory Firms of 2020

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Beacon Capital Management (www.BeaconInvesting.com), a registered investment advisory firm that seeks to offer long-term investors innovative portfolio management solutions, has been named to the second annual CNBC FA 100 list that ranks the top-rated financial advisory firms of 2020. The RIA is ranked no. 24 on the list. The ranking celebrates advisory firms that top the list when it comes to offering comprehensive planning and financial service that help clients navigate through their complex financial lives.

“It is a tremendous honor to be included on the CNBC 100 FA list amongst so many esteemed financial firms, especially during a year where there has been so much economic uncertainty,” said Chris Cook, founder and CEO of Beacon Capital Management. “At Beacon, we pride ourselves on providing innovative portfolio management solutions that work to capture gains while striving to limit losses from today’s

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Students With Disabilities Rely On Census-Informed Funding To Fill In The Financial Gaps For Special Education: LAist

Sara Austin holds a photo of her 12-year-old son. He was diagnosed with autism around age 2. (Gabriela Torres/LAist)

What’s at stake for Southern California in the 2020 Census? Billions of dollars in federal funding for programs like Medi-Cal, for public education, even disaster planning. Political representation in Sacramento and D.C. A census undercount could cut critical resources in L.A. County, home to the largest hard-to-count population in the nation.


In the 2018-19 school year, 14% of all public school students received special education services. Since 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has required the availability of free education and related services which address the individual needs of children and youth with a disability. Census-informed data is used to allocate federal dollars to ensure special education is properly funded.

Sara Austin is a local parent “intimately” familiar with the importance of education and services for kids with

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Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee directs another $6 million to higher education

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted Friday to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho.

This brings the total financial support from federal COVID funds for the public institutions this year to $54.4 million.

“Idaho’s institutions of higher education play a huge role in our state’s economic prosperity, and it is critical that we support students as much as possible during these unprecedented times,” Governor Little said. “It was a priority of mine that higher education institutions were fully funded to cover the increased operating costs associated with COVID.”

The breakdown of federal COVID funding for higher education so far includes:

  • $36,175,557 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: This was a direct distribution from the federal government to institutions. At least half is to be used for emergency grants to students to cover student financial
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Financial Education Should Be Part Of The Recovery From The COVID-19 Recession. This Is Why.

The US Department of the Treasury recently issued the new National Strategy for Financial literacy. This is much needed, in particular in a time of crisis and a good part of the report is devoted to how to help people in these difficult times and the critical role of financial education.

Since the start of the crisis, one thing has been notably absent: the voices of those who say financial education is futile and a waste of time.  The long lines at food banks stand as a painful reminder of how little financial resilience many American families had and how daunting it is to manage our finances during a pandemic. It is during a storm that sailing lessons show their worth, and it is becoming painfully obvious that knowing a thing or two about financial literacy is essential—not simply to navigate our finances but to survive

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Higher education benefits from major financial support during pandemic | Covid-19

The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) voted today to direct another $6 million in federal relief funds to higher education in Idaho, bringing the total financial support from federal COVID funds for the public institutions this year to $54.4 million.

“Idaho’s institutions of higher education play a huge role in our state’s economic prosperity, and it is critical that we support students as much as possible during these unprecedented times,” Governor Little said. “It was a priority of mine that higher education institutions were fully funded to cover the increased operating costs associated with COVID.”

The breakdown of federal COVID funding for higher education so far includes:

– $36,175,557 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund: This was a direct distribution from the federal government to institutions. At least half is to be used for emergency grants to students to cover student financial losses. The remainder may be used

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Everything Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Financial Aid and Student Loans

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Families across the nation spent $30,017 on college costs for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to Sallie Mae’s How America Pays For College 2020 study – and plenty have received financial help.

The first step for high school seniors who plan on attending college and need help paying for it is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on Oct. 1. The form is used by the federal government, states and colleges to award a wide array of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans.

For many families with not enough money saved for college, and a shortage of grants and scholarships to cover college costs, tough decisions will need to be made about about whether or not to take out student loans and for how much, as well as whether the high cost of college is worth paying off debt for decades.

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5 big financial issues voters didn’t hear much (or anything) about in the Trump-Biden debate

For a rancorous first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, there was a whole lot that went unsaid.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate again on Oct. 15 in a town-hall format with undecided voters. Perhaps they’ll get to these critical personal finance topics then.


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Trump and Biden are scheduled to debate again on Oct. 15 in a town-hall format with undecided voters. Perhaps they’ll get to these critical personal finance topics then.

Unemployment is coming off double-digit rates in the spring after government shutdowns to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, yet joblessness is still high. But the candidates didn’t delve deeply into solutions for joblessness before cross-talk reigned. The same goes for the prospect of another round of fiscal stimulus and more federal unemployment benefits.

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Health care costs were another issue discussed briefly before turning into a slugfest. Meanwhile, millions of renters could be facing eviction starting next year, but interruptions — many from Trump — crowded out talk on that issue.

How about

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