11/04/2013 10:45 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2013

Save For Retirement -- Or College?


It's the fundamental financial conflict that many families face: saving for college vs. saving for retirement.

The pressure is intense on both sides. College costs continue to outpace inflation, with the average price for four years of private college now at a terrifying $158,000. Meanwhile, the pressure to build a large nest egg for later life has grown due to longer retirements, dwindling pensions and uncertainty about Social Security and Medicare.

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