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How I Saved $70,000 To Send Two Kids To College

LearnVest | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money
LearnVest

Ten years ago I was flipping through a magazine at the doctor's office when I came across an article about the best ways to save for college. It was a topic I'd been thinking about... a lot.

Financial Aid Guide For Families

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

Most families aren't able to cover the full cost of their children's college experience, which means financial aid will play at least a part of their college planning. If you're thinking about applying for financial aid for your college-aged student (or thinking ahead for a child who's got some time left to go), here are the fundamentals you need to know.

The Great Scholarship Hunt: How To Save $40K On College

Maureen Hannan | Posted 04.19.2015 | College
Maureen Hannan

Recently, I had a big realization: In 27 years of teaching and parenting, I've never actually met a student who's received more than $3,000 of assistance from writing a bunch of time-sucking essays. So, I set out on a mission: Find the most effective strategy for an 11th-grader to rack up serious merit-based scholarship dollars.

Financial Sense 301: Making It In The Real World

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.08.2015 | Money
Chris Mettler

College-related debt is increasing and millenials are facing difficult choices about their finances and their futures. The good news is that millenials also have more options than ever before; the job market is ever changing, technology is improving by the minute, and information is right at our fingertips.

Financial Sense 201: Going Beyond The Classroom And Making Smart Financial Choices Now

Chris Mettler | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Chris Mettler

It is not possible for every student to graduate from college debt free. However, it is crucial to make smart financial decisions while still in school to limit the financial burden as much as possible, as this will have a direct and lasting impact on your financial health for the rest of your life.

Financial Sense 101: Prepare For College Before The Freshman Fifteen

Chris Mettler | Posted 03.25.2015 | College
Chris Mettler

As students look forward to attending school and experiencing all that college has to offer, they may not be thinking about how to properly manage their money. Making smart financial choices while in school will not only ease the burden of college debt, but also set them up for financial success beyond graduation.

Now That Our Daughter Is In College.. Will We Ever Be Able To Retire?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 01.04.2015 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

No matter how well you plan, it's hard not to wonder. After all, One of the many things you learn when you send your child to a university is that the costs are often much higher than you anticipated.

Five Questions To Help Choose The Best Student Loan For You

CommonBond | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
CommonBond

Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.

Having 'The Talk' With Your College-Bound Student

Mary Johnson | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

Parents may be experiencing a little trepidation and separation anxiety over their child leaving home, but having the "money talk" is a great way to stay connected and still make a positive difference in their lives.

7 Creative Ways To Pay For College (Without Taking On More Loans!)

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

With a little creativity and some hard work on your part, you can enter your brand-new adult life with way more financial freedom.