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Florida Prepaid College Plan Now Open For Enrollment Until April 30

If you’re looking for an affordable way to lock in college costs for your kids or grandkids, without being affected by the ups and downs of the market, take a good look at the Florida Prepaid College Plan. It’s open for new enrollment until April 30, and is now offering the lowest Prepaid Plan prices in […]

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Lucky Florida Parents Get $500 Million In Prepaid College Refunds

Thousands of lucky families across Florida, who are using Florida’s Prepaid College Plan to cover the future cost of college, got a pleasant surprise last week. The state has cut costs and will be refunding $500 million dollars, or about $4,700 per household. This reduction has been made possible due to successive years of lower than […]

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Now You Can Use 529 Money To Pay Down Student Loans

A new provision in the recently passed SECURE Act may come in handy for parents who have a little extra money left in their kids’ 529 accounts. Under the new legislation, you can now withdraw up to $10,000 tax-free per 529 beneficiary to pay down a qualified student loan. Note that this is a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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Who’s The Best? These 529 College Savings Plans Are, According To Morningstar

Investment research experts at Morningstar have announced their winners for Top 529 College Savings Plans for 2019. You’re probably familiar with 529 plans. These are great ways to save for college for your kids or grandkids. Your money grows tax-free, and withdrawals are tax-free as well when used to pay for college expenses. That makes […]

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Got A Job? Why Your High School Student Should Save Using A Roth

I met recently with the parent of a high school student who was thinking about ways her daughter could save for the future without jeopardizing any potential college financial aid. That’s a concern other parents may have as well. If your high school student works and earns money from a job, a Roth IRA is […]

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Money Tips For Your High School Grad

Graduating from high school marks an important step toward adulthood for U.S. teenagers. But do your kids have the financial savvy needed to make important decisions about credit cards, student loans, budgeting, and renting their first apartment? Here’s a cheat sheet from columnist Ron Lieber of The New York Times on the most important things […]

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It’s 529 Day! Get On Board With The Smartest Way To Save For College

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The Biggest New Financial Trap Out There For Women Is Student Debt

If you’re a parent, you already know how much college can cost. And if you’re a graduate, you undoubtedly know how much it did cost, because you’re probably still paying the bills! We’re all concerned about the ever-growing mountain of student debt, over $1.5 trillion at last count. For a devastating new look at the […]

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April 30 Deadline To Lock In Florida Prepaid College Costs

You have just two weeks left to sign up for the Florida Prepaid College Plan and lock in current pricing! The deadline is April 30. After that, you can still enroll but will receive next year’s pricing levels. All Prepaid Plans are guaranteed by the State of Florida, so you can never lose your investment. […]

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Why Not To Sweat The College Admission Process

The college admission cheating scandal has put higher education back in the news in a bad way. Is it really worth $500,000 to get into the “right” school? What if your child can’t get into his or her top choice school? And even if she can get in, what if it’s not realistic for you […]

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