Category Archives: College Planning

Is A Degree Worth It? How It Can Impact Your Career

Here are some benefits to getting a college degree or going back to school for even more education. Continue reading

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Using Retirement Plan Assets for Education

While it may not be the first place to go to put Junior through school, the IRS provides certain tax breaks for taxpayers that use retirement assets to pay for qualified higher education expenses. Continue reading

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Celebrate 529 Day this Thursday, 5/29

Across the nation, events are taking place on Thursday with the goal of raising awareness about the benefits of 529 plans and the importance of planning ahead for higher education expenses. Continue reading

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Five Myths About Your 529 College Savings Plan

For some of you moms and dads out there, you too have been using this savings vehicle to help pay for those oncoming college expenses but as Kathryn Flynn writes in a recent post called “Clearing up the confusion: Five popular 529 plan myths,” there are a number of myths floating around out there that could cause confusion when it comes time to using these accounts. Continue reading

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Common Myths About 529 Plans

My daughter-in-law is not alone in her confusion about college savings plans. Continue reading

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Say NO to Student Debt (Part II)

If you or someone you know is at risk of defaulting on a PLUS loan, here are some things you may want to try: Continue reading

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Say NO to Student Loan Debt (Part I)

Listening to this man’s story, I decided that I would do everything within my power to avoid having my children borrow money to pay for school. Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the FAFSA

In order to receive any of these types of financial aid, it generally all starts with the FAFSA, so don’t let ignorance or fear get in the way of funding college. Continue reading

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You Are Not Your College Major

If you know someone going to college soon, here are some things I might tell them. Continue reading

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