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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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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: 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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Parents, Don’t Even THINK Of Paying For College Until You’ve Done This First!

Know how they tell you in the airplane that, if there’s an emergency, you should put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others? The same principle applies to personal finance. There’s a definite hierarchy you should follow when you strategize on how to reach your – and your family’s – financial goals. As much as we […]

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Quote Of The Week: Consumers Are “Clueless” About College

“Most teenagers apply to colleges blindly. This can lead to parents and their teenagers making financially disastrous decisions. It happens far too often. In fact, I can’t think of any other major purchase where consumers are in such a clueless position.” Lynn O’Shaughnessy, “Three Tools to Cut The Cost of College,”  WealthManagement Magazine, May 22, 2016 […]

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College Costs: Don’t Get Taken For A Ride

Is paying for college a bit like buying a new car? In some ways it is, says Amy Bergerson, associate dean for undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and director of the Student Success and Empowerment Initiative. Most families don’t pay the sticker price “Many of us know that most people don’t pay the […]

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2015-12 Lowest Priced State Universities

You Can Save A Bundle On College Tuition If You Live In One Of These States

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Warning! Student Debt Hurts Women More Than Men

We’ve already talked about how damaging too much student debt can be for young grads. But did you know that young women can be hit the hardest by debt overload? That’s because women earn, on average, only 79¢ for every $1.00 earned by men. That wage gap is true even for highly educated women MBAs and […]

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Paying For College: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

There’s some encouraging news on the college front, says Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College 2014” study released last Thursday. A whopping 98% of parents continue to believe that college is a worthwhile expense. College continues to be a powerful tool for upward mobility.  In fact, over 30% of students are the first in their family […]

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