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Back in School Decades Later
Empty Nesters

Back in School Decades Later

Getting a degree or certificate in retirement or later in life can have its advantages.
September 2, 2020
College During COVID
Paying for College

College During COVID

Students and their families must be ready to adapt to the changes in the way they attend—and possibly pay for—college.
July 30, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Families Save for College Costs
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How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way Families Save for College Costs

CollegeFinance.com's Kevin Walker joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to discuss how the global health pandemic is impacting the way families plan a…
July 28, 2020
This Olympian Has a New Goal: Closing the Wealth Gap
Financial Planning

This Olympian Has a New Goal: Closing the Wealth Gap

She encourages advisers to introduce students to financial planning.
July 21, 2020
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7 Ways the Pandemic Will Change College Forever
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7 Ways the Pandemic Will Change College Forever

Colleges and universities face steep budget cuts, enrollment challenges and new types of competition as a result of COVID-19. We cover the changes you…
June 19, 2020

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How to Endow a Scholarship to Honor a Veteran
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How to Endow a Scholarship to Honor a Veteran

You may be able to set up a scholarship fund through a college or community foundation, or support educational programs through a charity that special…
May 24, 2020
Gifts for Grads to Build Good Money Habits
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Gifts for Grads to Build Good Money Habits

Today’s graduates aren’t destined to share the same fate as past generations, so it’s important for them to ramp up their money skills.
May 13, 2020
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Yes, It Is Possible to File Bankruptcy on Student Loans
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Yes, It Is Possible to File Bankruptcy on Student Loans

Here's the story of one lawyer who did it herself. This strategy is not right for everyone, and there is a very high standard that must be met. But fo…
May 4, 2020
The Coronavirus-Caused 529 Plan Tax Risk You Can't Ignore
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The Coronavirus-Caused 529 Plan Tax Risk You Can't Ignore

With the coronavirus canceling college classes, you could be due a refund. But if you used 529 plan withdrawals to pay for tuition or room and board, …
April 8, 2020
How One Couple Is Funding College for Their Four Kids
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How One Couple Is Funding College for Their Four Kids

Matt and Suellen Sharp are hoping to help their quadruplets graduate from college with as little debt as possible.
April 3, 2020
Is College Still a Good Investment?
Paying for College

Is College Still a Good Investment?

Rising college costs and heavy debt have raised doubts about the payoff from a college degree.
March 5, 2020
Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States
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Free (or Cheap) College for Retirees in All 50 States

Retirees, you’re already a bona-fide graduate of the school of hard knocks – your decades of full-time employment.
February 5, 2020
A New Way to Repay College Loans
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A New Way to Repay College Loans

Parents may now use money from their 529 college-savings plans to help their children pay off student loans.
January 30, 2020
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9 Key Practices to Make College Pay Off
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9 Key Practices to Make College Pay Off

One of the biggest investments families make is the money they spend on college. Here are nine things college students should do during their school y…
January 7, 2020
How to Stay Flexible in Saving for Your Child's Future
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How to Stay Flexible in Saving for Your Child's Future

The college experience and career world are changing, offering parents and students alike new options to make it work.
January 3, 2020
Yes, You Can Buy a Home, Start a Family AND Pay Off Your Student Loans
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Yes, You Can Buy a Home, Start a Family AND Pay Off Your Student Loans

From loan forgiveness, to expedited payments and income-adjusted payments, there are strategies available to get a grip on overwhelming student debt.
November 20, 2019
Avoiding the Debt Trap for Your Child's Higher Education
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Avoiding the Debt Trap for Your Child's Higher Education

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 earl…
November 8, 2019
Protecting Teens' Mental Health Is a Wise Investment
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Protecting Teens' Mental Health Is a Wise Investment

As kids settle into college life, parents and teachers need to be on the lookout for signs of anxiety and depression and be ready to step in to help.
November 7, 2019
9 Essential Practices to Make College Pay Off
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9 Essential Practices to Make College Pay Off

One of the biggest investments families make is the money they spend on college. Here are nine things college students should do during their school y…
November 4, 2019
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10 Best College Values You May Have Overlooked, 2019
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10 Best College Values You May Have Overlooked, 2019

You’ve no doubt heard of the Ivy League schools, and you may know quite a bit about colleges and universities that are in your area.
November 1, 2019
Documents that Parents and College Students Need
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Documents that Parents and College Students Need

Here are a few documents that families will need if parents are to remain involved in the medical and financial affairs of a child who has reached adu…
October 28, 2019
Do You Save for College or for Retirement? What Parents Need to Know
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Do You Save for College or for Retirement? What Parents Need to Know

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 t…
October 7, 2019
Looking for a Job? What They Didn't Tell You in College.
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Looking for a Job? What They Didn't Tell You in College.

Everyone could use a practical guidebook to get a good job and to excel once you do. Luckily, there is such a guide, written by a psychologist and col…
October 7, 2019
Youth Sports Vs. College Costs – What's a Parent to Do?
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Youth Sports Vs. College Costs – What's a Parent to Do?

In a word: prioritize. Work with your child to find what is most meaningful and what makes the most sense. Then concentrate your budget dollars accord…
September 26, 2019
A Note to My Daughter Heading to College for Her Senior Year: Celebrate You And Know Your Worth
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A Note to My Daughter Heading to College for Her Senior Year: Celebrate You And Know Your Worth

Money and career advice straight from the heart of a financial professional who is also a proud mom of a soon-to-be grad.
September 3, 2019