College

2016 529 Plan State Tax Deduction Limits and How to Choose a 529 Plan And Save Now For Future College Costs – Prepaid vs. College Tax Savings Plan

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With my son approaching another birthday, I’ve started thinking more seriously about his schooling from elementary to college/university. My parents paid for a significant part of my education and I would like to do the same for my son. Given the rising cost of tertiary education, I figured the earlier I save the better. And thanks to […]

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How to Pay for College: Funds, Savings, and Alternatives

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Undoubtedly, the most complicated part of going to college is paying for it. But, the benefits of going through life with a degree make the troubles of college funding worth it. Unfortunately, the cost of attending college is determined to touch the sky and doesn’t seem to let up anytime soon. The average cost for […]

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When Should You Start Saving for Your Child’s College Education? Right Now.

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A set of three couples sit around an oval table, discussing the future of their newborns. A father asks, “Has anyone actually started saving for college yet?” One parent cries, “Ugh not me.” Another parent tries to explain, “No, no you got time.” But then the “smart” couple confesses and says, “On no. We’ve actually […]

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College and University Tuition Rates Increasing

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As a part time MBA student, with a single income and young family, I am particularly sensitive to rising education costs. So I was dismayed to see that my university’s (already expensive) tuition costs were again rising. This is the third year in a row and my degree will end up costing roughly 10% more […]

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Saving for the Future: College Tuition vs. Retirement

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Despite the skyrocketing costs of a college education, a bachelor’s degree, at the very minimum, is an essential requirement to get ahead in this world. With few, notable exceptions, gone are the days when you could make a healthy, livable income right out of high school. But for parents, the increasingly unaffordable cost of a […]

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5 Tips for Paying Off Student Debt Faster

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Student loans are one of the most common forms of debt and can easily turn into a life-long hassle if you aren’t careful. If you are a recent graduate, the best thing that you can do for the state of your finances is to make paying off your student debt a priority. Here are a […]

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