If you are an empty nester, many of your potential tax deductions have the potential to leave along with your children. Therefore, it is important to determine other deductions you can use instead. Here are three, Empty Nest tax deductions you should consider.
The empty nest stage is, by definition, a time of loss. However, it is likely also a time of gain—no longer are you spending money for children in the home. What do you do with this “unaccounted” for cash? This financial planning checklist of important considerations may help you determine the answer.
When your children leave home, you are likely in your 40s or 50s, so you take advantage of reduced consumption and ramp up for retirement. Life is good. But there is only one problem: You don’t do any of these things. Why is this the case? How can you make things right?
While you are saving for the future for you and your family, don’t you dare fall into the trap of prioritizing college over retirement savings. In the end, the entire family can be broke.