You’ve sent your kids back to school for the fall. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to keep them there all the way through college?

Did you know the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 18 is $226,920 and rising?  Even scarier, that number does not include the cost of a college education (which is projected to cost upwards of $250,000 for a four year degree in 2030).  Have you thought about how you are going to cover these expenses?

The Roark Law Firm and Matthew Barker of Cornerstone Financial Group are here to help.  Come out for an open discussion on how to prepare and pay for your children and their education without going broke.

Topics to be discussed include: How can you identify and prioritize the financial and estate planning needs of yourself and your family? What is a 529 Plan? How much will it cost to send your child to college and how can you start saving for that expense today?  How can you send your kids to college without jeopardizing your own long-term financial health? What is a guardianship and why do you want to avoid it? Who will raise your children if you pass away? How do you protect your children from themselves and their potential creditors?

We will be speaking Thursday, September 27th at the offices of Cornerstone Financial Group in Gainesville at 6:00 PM.  If you are interested in attending, please email ( or call Jen Geer at 352.378.7456 to reserve your spot.

Do you have questions but can’t make the talk? Leave a comment, give us a call (352.226.8005), or shoot us an email ( and we will get you sorted out.

The talk will start at 6:00 at the offices of Cornerstone Financial Group (5200 W. Newberry Road, Bldg. C, Gainesville, FL). Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.