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How to Save for College Without Sacrificing Retirement

NerdWallet | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business

By Arielle O'Shea I have a 2-year-old, and like most parents, I feel pretty sure my child is a genius in the making. I frequently whisper things lik...

Ask Carrie: Is a High-Priced College Worth the Cost?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, My daughter is graduating from high school in two years and will hopefully be able to choose between several good colleges. A big questio...

Resolution Kept: The Relief of Having Planned Ahead for College Costs

Patricia Roberts | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Patricia Roberts

Resolving in the first year of my son's life to diligently save for his higher education is one of the wisest and most valuable commitments I've ever made.

Six Tips to Send Your Kid to College

Lora Bumatay | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Lora Bumatay

Even after saving for years, applying for scholarships, and financial aid, with the rising cost of tuition, room and board, electronic devices, there's always going to be a gap with what you have and what your kids need.

4 Simple Steps for Parents (and Students!) to Stop Worrying About the High Cost of College

Leisa Peterson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Leisa Peterson

The best way to boost confidence when you're planning to pay for college is to start plotting early. Save as much as you can, but also be open with your student about the costs, discuss options and do a thorough analysis of your possibilities.

Our First Teachers: Moms and Education

Patricia Roberts | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
Patricia Roberts

As I shared in a post at this time last year, the topic of education always seems to surface when I speak with adult children of all ages about the admiration they have for their mothers.

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

LearnVest | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money

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.

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.

5 College Savings Plans That Could Save You Money | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money

he cost of a college education these days (average yearly tuition for 2013-2014) ranges from $8,000 for in-state public college students to $30,000 for private college students, and historically rises faster than the level of inflation.

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.

Why Saving For Retirement Is More Important Than Saving For College

Shannon McNay | Posted 09.16.2014 | Money
Shannon McNay

Given the high cost of student loan debt, it might seem crazy that I would prioritize saving for retirement over college funds. (Even more so considering that I work for a company that helps people pay off their debt.) But I believe in a holistic approach to debt freedom.

Navigating Financial Milestones: Taking Control of Your Personal Economy in a Global Environment

Andrew Ireland | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Ireland

A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.

Financial Capability for Youth: Batteries Not Included, Adult Assembly Required

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Josue Lopez Calderon

Here's the thing, right now there is a serious deficiency of financial parental engagement, and if left unaddressed, will cause the next crisis.

7 Financial Tips Every College Student Should Know | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

College is an exciting time, but it's also an expensive time. With the average debt for graduating seniors hovering around $29,000 (according to CNN), every incoming freshman should be taking a crash course in College Finances 101.

As Student Debt Rises, Is the Allure of College Fading?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 05.28.2014 | College
Marcos Cordero

Is a four-year college education really worth the high price tag when there are cheaper options available?

4 Ways Divorced Parents Can Plan For Their Kids' College Tuition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams Feb 28 (Reuters) - Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like r...

My Personal Experience On How To Save Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars On College Tuition

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 04.14.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

Our interest in getting the best financial support possible from the best school for Abby helped me discover a way of potentially lowering college tuition by a significant amount. Read on -- it could save you tens of thousands of dollars!

Students Get Your Debt for Free! Read All About It!

Bob Hildreth | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

It is a legitimate question to ask if student debt may soon disappear as a result of default and forgiveness. Ultimately, taxpayers may want to support students with upfront grants rather than to suffer losses from forgiveness.

Is Holiday Gift-Giving Collective Insanity?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Marcos Cordero

You know that saying about the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Are we willfully engaging in collective insanity every holiday season?

Yagana Shah

9 Easy Ways To Save More Money For College | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

It's hard enough raising a family in today's economy and, as you grow older, you not only have to consider your retirement plan but also how you'll be...

College Board Challenges the Pell

Bob Hildreth | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Brave as it is to suggest changes in a cow so sacred as the Pell, the College Board needs to go further. To succeed, the plan must promote a strong role for families to save, learn, and take control of their own college process.

Saving for College the American Way... By Shopping!

Chris Wang | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Chris Wang

While this seems daunting, I will share an easy and painless way that I saved $2000 for Chloe in less than one year. You may expect me tell you to cut out your Starbucks, fine dining and travel, but I will actually tell you to do the opposite.

5 Tips for Paying Off Your Own Student Loans While Saving for Your Kids' Education

Women & Co | Posted 12.08.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

How do you pay off student loans when you need to manage other debts, fund your retirement and save for the future cost of your children's education? It starts with knowledge and a plan.

Retirement Planning Versus College Savings

Fox Business | Dr. Don Taylor | Posted 09.30.2013 | Fifty

Dear Retirement Adviser, I am 42 years old with children ages 3 and 4, and I have an eye toward retirement someday. My friend recently began monthly...

How To Put Yourself Through College

| Posted 08.21.2013 | Teen

By Rachel Wendte It’s finally time to start college! After four years of hard work, you have an acceptance letter that’s made it all worth it. ...