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The Florida Prepaid College Plan Is Giving Out $225 Million In Refunds. Is Some Of That Money Yours?

If you have kids who participated in the Florida Prepaid college tuition plan, there may be a big refund waiting for you. $225 million in refunds, to be exact. Here’s the details. Where did all these refunds come from? Earlier this year, the Florida Prepaid college tuition plan recalculated college costs and realized college tuition […]

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College Refund Due To COVID-19? Here’s How To Handle It

Your college student may have received a refund for tuition, fees, room and board, or other qualified higher education expenses due to COVID-19. If you withdrew funds from your student’s 529 account to pay the expenses, you may be able to deposit the refund back to the 529 account. To put the funds back into the […]

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How I Went To Law School In My ’40s And Changed My Life

Introduction: There is nothing more inspirational or powerful than watching a woman transform her life to create new opportunities and possibilities for herself. As we approach July 4 and the celebration of our nation’s Independence, join with us in celebrating some of these women as they share their stories – in their own words – […]

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Broward Women’s Alliance Helps Local Women Reach Their Higher Education Dreams

Congratulations to the five South Florida women who each won $1,000 college scholarships last week from the Broward Women’s Alliance! Each scholar was selected after displaying remarkable academic achievement, extra-curricular participation and community service. This is the 23rd consecutive year the awards have been given to local women who need support to advance their professional goals […]

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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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