Category Archives: College Planning

How Risky are Prepaid College Plans?

Tweet With soaring tuition rates and the increasing importance of a college degree in our economy, prepaid college plans have become popular over the last two decades.  However,  declining returns from the stock market, compounded by the recent financial crisis, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want My Kids to be Crushed by Student Loans. Do You?

Tweet I read this article titled “This Bright-Eyed Young Man Was Utterly Demolished by Student Loans” about (can you guess?) a guy who has experienced significant financial, personal and emotional hardship because of the financial responsibility that he took on … Continue reading

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How to Get Tax Relief for College Expenses

Tweet We’ve been talking for the last few months about the challenges of sending a child to college. First comes the choice of savings vehicles from the hundreds of options: state-sponsored 529s, private plans, Coverdell accounts, and self-managed investments. Then … Continue reading

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Why It’s Not Too Early For High School Students to Intern

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Pros & Cons of a 529 College Savings Plan for Your Kids

Tweet Figuring out how to pay for your child’s college education can be overwhelming. The cost for one year of school at a public university is over $17,000 and is nearly $40,000 at a private school – and that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Is Graduate School a Good Investment?

Tweet Are you or someone you know thinking about going back to school? If so, you’re not alone. With the job market still weak, more and more people are wondering if it makes sense to go to grad school as … Continue reading

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Funding Your Child’s College Education is Not Impossible if You Follow These Steps

Tweet This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit my little two-year-old granddaughter.  Since we live out of town, my favorite memory of the weekend was walking into the living room on Sunday morning and the little darling looked … Continue reading

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Choice is a Good Thing, Right?

Tweet In the 1970s, I lived in England before Margaret Thatcher came to power. In those days there wasn’t a lot of choice for consumers at the supermarkets: three types of cereal – Wheetabix, cornflakes or oatmeal – and two … Continue reading

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Back to School Season Brings Tuition Bills to Your Employees

Tweet It’s that time of year again.  Summer is coming to an end (already!) and college classes are starting.  You know what that means for your employees that are parents – time to start writing those checks! Unfortunately, sometimes those … Continue reading

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Risk of Failure to Balance Budget

Tweet So in my last blog I outlined the real danger of government spending without a balanced budget.  If the government continues to borrow and spend, borrow and spend, borrow and spend, pretty soon Uncle Sam won’t be able to … Continue reading

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