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Florida Prepaid College Plan Now Open For Enrollment

If you’re looking for an affordable way to lock in college costs for your kids or grandkids, without ever having to worry about the ups and downs of the market, take a good look at the Florida Prepaid College Plan. It’s open for new enrollment with prices guaranteed through April 30. Plan sponsors advertise the Florida 529 Prepaid Plan as the […]

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Top 5 Questions Parents Ask About Using Their College 529 Plans

Setting up 529 college savings plans for your children or grandchildren is a smart move that can potentially save you thousands of dollars in taxes and soothe some of the anxiety about how to pay for college. In almost three decades as a practicing CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I’ve helped many parents establish 529 plans for their children. […]

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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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Holiday Giving: The Gift Of Education for Hanukkah

For many people, the holidays are all about giving. So we were thrilled when one of our clients called last week to ask us to help her make special gifts from her account to her five grandchildren’s college 529 accounts for Hanukkah. You probably know that parents or grandparents can gift up to $15,000 per […]

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How Much Student Debt Is Too Much?

Almost half of all Americans who ran up student loan debt regret not choosing a cheaper college. That’s a mistake you don’t want to make. Excessive student debt can put you into a hole you can’t easily climb out of. Many grads struggle so much to make monthly payments that they have to put other […]

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Florida Prepaid College Plan Now Open For Enrollment Until April 30

If you’re looking for an affordable way to lock in college costs for your kids or grandkids, without being affected by the ups and downs of the market, take a good look at the Florida Prepaid College Plan. It’s open for new enrollment until April 30, and is now offering the lowest Prepaid Plan prices in […]

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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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