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What to Do When You Don’t Have Enough College Savings

Here's what you don't want to do

What should you do when you don’t have enough college savings? Well here’s the first…

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Is Your Student Loan Debt Affecting Your Child’s Education Plans?

Survey finds parent’s student loans hurting ability to help kids

For many, it’s more than guilt and emotions, particularly when it comes to younger parents.…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Budget For a 529 Plan

Saving even a little now will make a big difference later

Saving for college must be considered one of your overall goals. In establishing a budget…

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Put a 529 Plan on Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Begin saving for your child’s college years today

A 529 plan is an excellent way to begin saving for your child’s college expenses.…

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Want to Lower college costs? Make Your Kid go to Class!

Technology aims to help reduce the est. $31 Billion annual cost of skipped classes

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A few weeks ago, University of Indiana Sophomore, Andrew Havill was telling his father…

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10) Age matters: If you’re a BE Nexter who’s looking to invest, White suggests you pay down the debts first and then start allocating a portion of your income into the equity market. “You can start with blue chip stocks, those companies that you know well, or you can invest in ETF's (exchange traded funds), which mimic whatever industry, index or country you’re trying to match. If you’re headed toward retirement, play it safe. “You don’t want to be 62 and have to experience the kind of correction that we’re having now in the stock market,” says White.” You want to have money in savings accounts, CDs or high grade US treasure bonds when you’re seven years or so out from retirement.”

Saving for College: A Family Affair

Turbocharge college savings with the help of family members.

The cost of a college education has dramatically increased over the past decade.

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Get a 529 Plan Boost

You may be able to get a match for your 529 college savings plan

You know about the possibility of your 401(k) contributions being matched (typically by an employer),…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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A Fun Way to Track College Savings

Make college savings fun and personal with My College Fund Journal.

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Paying for the High Cost of Higher Education

Brenda and Mike Lipscomb relocated from New Jersey to Maryland in 2007 for better employment…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Kids & Money: Paying for College and The Myth of Financial Independence

Money lessons we need to teach to our kids from K-12

Whether you have a child that’s prepping for college or your young one has finally…

By Renita Burns

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Millions Available to Pay for School

College scholarships for single mothers�and fathers, too

Women Who Rule the World, a one-day networking and dinner event sponsored by eLearners.com, a…

By Dale Coachman

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Financial Challenge

Single mom Sophonia Hardaway attempts to balance �competing goals

Sophonia Hardaway saves for her daughter’s ­college education as a way to honor her own…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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College Aid 101

How to save the most money and still remain eligible for the best financial aid package

Although inflation is relatively dormant in most areas of the economy, it’s running wild on…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Money Matters: College Savings Vehicles

Sending a nephew to college

Last December, I became the primary caregiver of my late sister’s 5-year-old son. I’m currently…

By John Simons

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