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

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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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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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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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New Rules: What You Can Pay For With A 529 Plan

You may already know that there were significant changes to 529 plans with the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If you expect to pay for elementary, middle or secondary school education for your kids or grandkids, the changes are good news, and will help your money go farther. One major overhaul is that starting in 2018, […]

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Paying For College? Check Out The Florida Prepaid Plan

Looking into ways to pay for college? The Florida Prepaid enrollment is now open for this year. Prices are lower than in past years, so take a look. The Prepaid plan differs in significant ways from Florida’s, or other states’, 529 college savings plans. Here’s how the Florida Prepaid folks explain it: “The biggest difference between […]

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Best College Majors – for Earnings, That Is

Take a look at a very interesting article by Phil Izzo, “Which College Majors Pay Best,” in the Wall Street Journal.  Izzo spotlights research by Joseph G. Altonji, Erica Blom and Costas Meghir of Yale University, showing which college majors generate higher earnings after graduation.  Not surprisingly, certain majors – notably those requiring math skills – lead to higher […]

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