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3 Key Ways You Can Help a Child or Grandchild Pay for College
college Options such as 529 plans, education savings accounts and tax-free gifts can ensure you don’t carry a child’s student loan debt into your golden years.
Tax Breaks for College Finance with Kalman Chany
Paying for College Paying for (ever-pricier) college is a challenge that this consultant meets head on with highly specific guidance.
By David Muhlbaum • Published
Tax Breaks to Help You Pay for College
Paying for College Everyone knows education is pricey and getting pricier. But not everyone knows about the tax relief available at all stages.
By Sandra Block • Published
Grandparents: Now is the Time to Contribute to Your Grandkid's 529 Plans
529 Plans With new changes to the FAFSA process, you can “superfund” their college savings – without affecting their financial aid status.
By Shane W. Cummings, CFP®, AIF® • Published
Chasing Athletic Scholarship Dreams Can Be a Costly Mistake
Paying for College Camps. Equipment. Travel to tournaments. Recruiting fees. It’s expensive to have a high school student-athlete in your home. But who doesn’t dream of a full-ride scholarship to your child’s dream school? Here’s an athletic scholarship reality check to help you make the right spending choices for your family.
By Erin Wood, CFP®, CRPC®, FBSⓇ • Published
Financial Advice I Would Give My Younger Self – Planning for Education Funding
college College 529 plans vs. Roth IRAs: A financial expert shares what she wishes she had known when saving for her own law school and her son’s college. Taking her advice could put you years ahead of the game.
By Alvina Lo • Published
How to Split $250,000 in Student Loans in a Divorce
Paying for College Before you just sell the house and write a check to pay off your Parent PLUS loans, look at all your options. One could potentially save you a couple hundred thousand dollars!
By Saki Kurose, CSLP®, IAR • Published
When Will Student Loans Be Forgiven?
Paying for College Millions of Americans are waiting for the Biden Administration’s next hint, which could come later this summer, at how he’ll address the student loan crisis.
By Elaine Silvestrini • Last updated
Uncoupling, Kids and Paying for College
Divorce Don’t let your divorce derail your child’s higher education. Follow these suggestions to negotiate a fair plan for you and your ex to work together to keep your student on track.
By Tonya Graser Smith, Board Certified Specialist in Family Law • Published
Biden Extends Suspension of Student Loan Payments
loans The president gave borrowers another 90 days until May 1 before they have to start paying back their student loans.
By Elaine Silvestrini • Published