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
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
12 Things Every College Student Needs From Costco
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12 Things Every College Student Needs From Costco

A warehouse club stocks just about everything, often in bulk and often at bargain prices, making it a great one-stop destination for back-to-school sh…
August 23, 2019
How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions
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How You — and Your Kids — Can Make Smart Student Loan Decisions

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 d…
August 20, 2019
21 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash
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21 Ways for College Students to Earn Extra Cash

Earning enough cash to pay bills, rent and college expenses, with a little extra spending money to help you enjoy your time in college, isn’t as hard …
August 9, 2019
12 Things College Students Don’t Need
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12 Things College Students Don’t Need

College sticker shock when you first see the bill for tuition, room and board (and all those nebulous activity fees) is bad enough.
August 9, 2019
The 4 Legal Documents Your College-Age Child Really Needs
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The 4 Legal Documents Your College-Age Child Really Needs

Without these pieces in place, you could be locked out of decision-making for your over-18 son or daughter in a health care or financial emergency.
August 8, 2019
10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019
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10 Best College Values With the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019

Student debt has become a hot political issue, largely because there's so much of it.
July 26, 2019
20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019
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20 Best College Values in the U.S., 2019

These 20 schools top our annual list for their ability to deliver a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College
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Academic Showstopper: Hamilton College

Stellar academics, generous financial aid packages and impressive four-year graduation rate, help make this small liberal arts college a top notch pic…
July 26, 2019
FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings
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FAQs on Our Best College Value Rankings

Here are the answers to your questions about how we pick the schools on the list.
July 26, 2019
How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019
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How We Rank the Best College Values, 2019

This year, we've expanded our annual rankings to include 400 schools. Here's how we narrowed down our list to select the top colleges and universities…
July 26, 2019
Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019
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Kiplinger's Best College Values, 2019

Our expanded ranking names hundreds of colleges where you can get a quality education at an affordable price.
July 26, 2019
10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2019
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10 Best Values in Public Colleges, 2019

No matter how eager you are to leave the nest, you can save a lot of money by going to an in-state school.
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Top Private College Values

Since 1999, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked the top values in private universities and liberal-arts colleges. (The rankings have been an annua…
July 25, 2019
Past Years' Rankings of Top Public College Values
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Past Years' Rankings of Top Public College Values

Since 1998, Kiplinger's Personal Finance has ranked the top values in public colleges.
July 25, 2019