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Understanding Your Finances After Your Child Is Accepted to College

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 05.29.2015 | Education
WiserAdvisor.com

When your child gets an acceptance letter to college, you might feel excited - but also worried about money.

Starting Roth IRAs for Your Grandkids

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Though retirement accounts are best used as retirement vehicles only, the tax-free withdrawal advantage of a Roth IRA makes it a useful savings tool for other needs young adults have, such as additional education expenses not covered by savings or a down payment on a first home.

The Power of Love: 529 Plans and the Emotional Side of Saving for College

Patricia Roberts | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Patricia Roberts

CSPN is helping maintain this unanticipated attention by doing its share to raise awareness even further about the importance of 529 plans and the impact they can have on helping families avoid high student loan debt.

Why the President's 529 Proposal Just Didn't Add Up

Marcos Cordero | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Marcos Cordero

Approximately two weeks ago, the president announced an educational reform initiative that included removing the federal tax benefits from 529 plans. Under current law, savings in a 529 plan grow tax-free and withdrawals are not taxed when used for higher education.

Obama Dropping Plan To Tax 529 College Savings Plans

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has dropped a controversial proposal to tax "529" college savings plans, a White House officia...

The Best and Worst 529 College Savings Plans of 2014

Chris Wang | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Chris Wang

Virtually all my friends have children, from newborns to kindergarten age. We all reminisce about the days when college was a third of the cost and wonder how the heck we will pay for our kids to go to college.

Should You Even Try to Save for College?

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

If you haven't accomplished the earlier savings priorities, such as setting aside a rainy day fund or funding your retirement account, then stop beating yourself up over your lack of college savings. You're not there, yet.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Saving For College

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money

It may not sound as exciting as Bubble Bath Day (January 8) or National Chili Day (February 22), but May 29 has been dubbed 529 Day by many states in ...

Can You Afford To Save For College?

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

BOSTON — Rising college costs have become an election campaign issue. President Obama spoke at three campuses this week, vowing to keep student ...

What To Expect (Financially) When You're Expecting

Alexa von Tobel | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents
Alexa von Tobel

Whether you're planning to get pregnant soon or already have a baby on the way, here are five key areas of your finances to start thinking about now.

Contributions To College-Saving 529 Plans Increasing Sharply

latimes.com | Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.31.2011 | College

Contributions to government-sponsored college-savings programs are rising sharply after sinking during the recession. The amount of money flowing i...

Student Loans: Lending Tightens, College Costs Rise - And Educators Worry College Is Out Of Reach For Many

washingtonpost.com | David Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The upheaval in financial markets did not just eliminate generous lending for home buyers; it also ended an era of easy credit for students and their ...