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2020-12 USNews Kim Lankford Gifts

8 Great Financial Gifts For Kids

Thinking of a gift with lasting impact and value? Check out this article in U.S. News & World Report on 8 great financial gifts for kids, with tips from my talented Mercer Advisors colleagues Jennifer Baick, located in our Bellevue, Washington office, and Laura Cuber, based in Schaumberg, Illinois. These gifts can help your kids, […]

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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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Frustrated By The FAFSA?

Are you frustrated by confusing college financial aid paperwork? We found that many parents don’t know where to start when filling out the FAFSA application to request college financial aid for their child. We found a helpful site that will walk you step-by-step through the application process, provide you with important deadlines, and even help you […]

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Think Twice Before Co-Signing Student Debt

Parents, think twice before co-signing student loans for your kids. Or at the minimum, read last week’s article in the Wall Street Journal about the financial havoc caused when kids stop paying on their loans, leaving creditors to come after already cash-strapped parents. Reports the Wall Street Journal: “After years of facing all sorts of […]

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More Families With Means Are Opting For Community Colleges

College costs keep rising, and students are piling on more debt than ever before.  But here’s a trend you may not know about.  More and more families with means are downshifting from private or expensive schools to lower cost community colleges: “Many predict any rise in rates could push more families to seek out less-expensive colleges—furthering […]

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College Dreaming

For those of you who are parents of high school seniors, you know far too well the agonies of  the college application season.  It’s a seemingly endless marathon of tests, applications, essays, recommendations, and documentation, and soon it will all be topped off with the heart-breaking thin letter of rejection or the joyful fat letter of acceptance.  […]

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