Erin Arvedlund is an Inquirer Staff Writer living in Philadelphia.
Financial planners around Philadelphia and the nation are urging clients not to miss out on tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security simply because they can't figure out the best time to claim benefits.
Home equity is a decent option to help finance a college education. "Traditionally, you can tap equity in your home to fund college," said Karen Robbins, with UBS's Philadelphia complex of 90 financial advisers. She also has clients with $250,000 to $500,000 of investable assets using it as collateral for lines of credit.