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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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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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