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

Marcos Cordero | Posted 03.28.2014 | 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 02.28.2014 | 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. ...

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.

How To Budget For The Hidden Costs Of College

| Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

By Ali Robertson Your education may be priceless, but it still comes with a hefty price tag. You already know the general costs of going to college...

The Worst Money Mistake Parents Make

LearnVest | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money

If you're considering funding an increasingly expensive college education, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Taking out loans in your name that you might not be able to pay back? That's a financial road you don't want to go down.

Americans More Likely To Save For Cars, Vacations Than College Tuition

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

Remember when Whitney Houston sang, "I believe the children are our future"? Nope. More Americans are saving today for a big-ticket purchase in th...

Ivy League, Free of Charge

Dr. Dianne Lynch | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Dr. Dianne Lynch

The problem is that we've come to expect that every child has the right to attend any institution willing to accept him or her, regardless of the cost. And that somebody, somewhere, will foot the bill or forgive the loans.