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Top 529 College Plans: Who Gets The Gold?

We told you in a blog article last month that saving for college using a 529 college savings plan could be one of your smartest moves for the New Year. In fact, independent investment research firm Morningstar estimates that by the time children are ready for college, American households would collectively have $237 billion more in assets if they relied on 529 plans to save […]

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It's Open Season For The Florida Prepaid College Plan

It’s Open Season For The Florida Prepaid College Plan

It’s that time again! Enrollment opens for the Florida Prepaid College Plan this Friday and goes through April 1. Not familiar with the Prepaid? It’s a great way for Florida residents to pre-pay and lock in the cost of a Florida college education for kids or grandkids. Consider it as your first step toward “paying […]

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Quote Of The Week: With High Quality, Low Price, Getting Into Florida Universities Becomes More Challenging

“Every year it gets harder and harder to get into schools in Florida. It’s because the schools are fantastic and out-of-state-schools are very expensive.” Dave Arnott, parent of a student at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida, as interviewed in Admission to UF, FSU, other state universities may depend on where you attend high school, […]

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A New Year’s Resolution You Should Make Right Now: Save Smarter For College

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and new resolutions. Here’s one you should make right now. If you are not yet using a college 529 plan to save for college, you should. Leading investment research company Morningstar just released a new study that looked into how American parents save for college. The […]

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Helping Students In South Florida Reach Their American Dreams

The American Dream is alive and well! Nadia Rullo, Client Services Associate at Adam Financial Associates, attended the American Dream Summit Luncheon in Fort Lauderdale last Wednesday on behalf of clients who have included this worthy cause in their charitable giving plans. The event is hosted by Broward College Foundation to honor donors who have contributed […]

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Quote Of The Week: How To Tell If Your Student Loans Are Too Big

“If your total debt at graduation is greater than your annual income, that is an indication you’ve graduated with excessive debt.” Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of Savingforcollege.com, as quoted by Jillian Berman, “Which Student-Loan Repayment Plan Is Right for You?,” The Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2018 Got student loans? Check out this Wall Street Journal article for […]

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What I Learned About Financial Planning In My Week “Down Under”

It was fantastic, instructive and inspirational, but way too short.  Our whirlwind week Down Under is unfortunately over and we’re safely back home (even my suitcase, which went walkabout for three days, had the good sense to finally come home!). I had the privilege of traveling to Australia as part of the U.S. Financial Planning Association’s […]

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High School Grad? Here’s Smart Financial Tips To Help You Launch

We’re thrilled to see our very own Anthony LaBrake, CFP® sharing financial tips for high school grads with MSN.com’s MoneyTalks News. If you have a new high school grad in your house, make sure to direct them to this article so they can start down the path to financial adulthood on the right foot. Anthony […]

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Planning For College: Better Start Early!

If there’s one secret to paying for college, it’s “start early.” Mari spoke with reporter Brian Ballou of the Sun Sentinel as part of a special media section on higher education and preparing for college. For most families, college is one the biggest financial challenges they’ll ever face. Starting early to save money and plan for […]

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Quote Of The Week: Saving For College Won’t Hurt Financial Aid

It’s time to bust a few myths about saving for college. One we hear a lot from parents is that saving money for college will cost them in financial aid. Except for a few rare cases, this just isn’t true, as explained by higher-ed expert Lynn O’Shaughnessy below. The financial aid you may qualify for […]

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