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Category Archives: College Planning
Here are some benefits to getting a college degree or going back to school for even more education. Continue reading
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
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
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
My daughter-in-law is not alone in her confusion about college savings plans. Continue reading
While we usually discuss investing in the context of retirement planning in 401(k)s and IRAs, I was recently asked by a young mother about investing $50k in her 1 year old child’s name. Continue reading
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
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
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