Paying for College
A New Way to Repay College Loans
Paying for College Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
Yes, You Can Buy a Home, Start a Family AND Pay Off Your Student Loans
Paying for College From loan forgiveness, to expedited payments and income-adjusted payments, there are strategies available to get a grip on overwhelming student debt.
By Randy Lupi, IAR PublishedPaying for College
Avoiding the Debt Trap for Your Child's Higher Education
Paying for College A four-year college experience could easily cost a family $100,000 these days. So, to make it work, parents need to do three things: Start saving early, help their kids be realistic and get a little creative.
By David E. Redding, CTFA, AEP PublishedPaying for College
Do You Save for College or for Retirement? What Parents Need to Know
Paying for College Here's a message that all parents need to take to heart: It's OK to put yourself ahead of your kids. In fact, putting your retirement needs ahead of their college costs is not only necessary but wise ... and, ultimately, thoughtful, too.
By Paul V. Sydlansky, CFP PublishedPaying for College
How to Help Grandchildren Pay for College
Paying for College Follow these tax-saving strategies while gifting money to help fund their education.
By Emma Patch PublishedPaying for College
How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions
Paying for College The commitments you make now have consequences that could last for decades. Being well-informed about student debt and repayment can make a world of difference.
By Roger A. Young, CFP® PublishedPaying for College
The College Debit Card Trap
Paying for College High fees can make branded cards a bad deal.
By Sabrina Medler PublishedPaying for College
The Best College Values
Paying for College Associate editor Kaitlin Pitsker joins the show to discuss Kiplinger’s annual college value rankings. Plus, Sandy and Ryan discuss tax holidays and other back-to-school shopping deals.
By Sandra Block PublishedPaying for College
20 Things You Need to Know About Getting Into a Military Service Academy
Paying for College The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine Academy offer a tuition-free education—but getting in takes hard work and patience.
By Rocky Mengle PublishedPaying for College
Student Loans: To Solve the Problem, Understand the History
Paying for College It's no secret that college students today are in a bind. To avoid the pitfalls of crushing student debt, take a look at how we got into this sticky situation, and then make some smart course corrections.
By Chad Chubb, CFP® PublishedPaying for College