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

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A New Year’s Resolution You Should Make Right Now: Save Smarter For College

The New Year is a time for new beginnings and new resolutions. Here’s one you should make right now. If you are not yet using a college 529 plan to save for college, you should. Leading investment research company Morningstar just released a new study that looked into how American parents save for college. The […]

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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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Too Many Borrowers Clueless About Student Loans

When it comes to student loans, parents and students both need to read the fine print carefully before signing on the dotted line. We all know that ballooning student loan debt – over $1.3 trillion now outstanding – is overwhelming young adults, forcing them to delay buying a home and moving on with their adult lives. Here’s one […]

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make in Saving for College

Will your college savings plan earn you an A+? Or does it fail the grade? Check out our article on “The 3 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make in Saving for College” posted today in Money magazine’s College Planner!

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Affluent Parents “Leaving Money On The Table” When Paying For College

“Affluent parents are leaving money on the table” when it comes to paying for college, says research by investment firm Legg Mason. The main reasons? Parents neglect getting informed guidance from those who can help them, like their financial advisors, and make many planning mistakes, including failing to take advantage of tax-favored programs like 529 plans. Legg Mason’s 2012 Intergenerational Survey of College Finances documents how […]

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