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Saving for College

Why Saving For Retirement Is More Important Than Saving For College

Shannon McNay | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
WiserAdvisor.com

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

Saving for College: What Is a 529 Plan and How Can It Help You?

Tim Chen | Posted 08.21.2013 | College
Tim Chen

Finding the right college savings plan takes some research and simply putting money into a savings account may not help you reach your goal in time. There are several options available.

Why Paying for Your Child's College Education Isn't Giving Them a 'Free Ride'

Mara Shapiro | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Should parents do their best to cover their kids' educations, or should students pony up, cobbling together the funds through part-time jobs, grants and loans, possibly putting themselves in financial straits for years?

The One Best Thing To Do With Your Money In Your 40s

Posted 02.27.2013 | OWN

By Suze Orman If you have children, you absolutely must... be smart about college costs. Yes, your kids should go to school. No, you should...

Why You Should Save for College

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

Encourage your children to go to college. If you can, save a little -- or a lot -- to help them with the financial burden that being a student brings. Make sure they know that you value a college degree from early on.

The Case For NOT Saving For College

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Jeff Bogle

Let me make the case that you shouldn't save one penny for your kid's college tuition. Don't even open a 529 college savings account. Unless you've got $10,000 or some eye-popping figure to toss into that bucket every year (if you do, you can probably also do what I'm about to say), Don't. Even. Bother.

The Actual Value of a Diploma

Marcos Cordero | Posted 03.11.2013 | College
Marcos Cordero

The best thing we can do as a community is to encourage our loved ones to start savings as early as possible in order to make the most of savings and to make college education a reality, not a dream.

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.

Where Has Spending Skyrocketed For Boomers? You May Be Surprised

Laura Rowley | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

A new study by the National Center For Policy Analysis looks at how spending among baby boomers has changed in the last 20 years, in an effort to understand why they aren't saving more for retirement. What category saw the biggest change in spending?

Why You Should Give New Parents Money, Not Gifts

The New York Times | Posted 11.04.2012 | Money

The best gift any of us can give to newborn babies is to point their sleep-deprived parents in the direction of a good 529 or other college savings pl...

Untangling the Web of Retirement and College Savings

Jacob Gold | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Jacob Gold

The reality is that a college degree is table stakes in the job market today, and figuring out how to foot this bill has become one of the greatest financial challenges facing parents.