Jim And Pam Get A Money Makeover

Jim and Pam Halpert, the beloved and relatable couple from The Office, could be in financial trouble. Not because DeAngelo Vickers decided to make them head janitors — what wacky office dynamic upset will that guy think of next?? — but because they got married, had a baby, bought a house, and changed their job descriptions, they are in need of a serious money makeover. Over at Bankrate, a certified financial planner takes on the profile of these two fictional characters and gives them real money-saving advice.

The best probably is to open a college savings account for little Cece, especially a Utah 529 savings account. Besides the low expense ratios and plan costs, the plan is sort of like a Smartypig for college, letting anyone who wants to make a contribution into it.

Do TV characters share your money problems? [Bankrate]

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