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Before You Refinance Student Loans, Read This
college It might seem like a good way to make payments manageable, but you could be making some major trade-offs that could cost you (or your co-signer — thanks, Mom and Dad) big bucks down the road.
Mortgage Help for Debt-Saddled Grads
college New rules make it easier to qualify for a home loan or to use a refi to pay off college debt.
By Patricia Mertz Esswein • Last updated
Congrats, grads! Now Start Tackling Your Student Debt
college Just a few simple steps can help new college graduates make inroads in paying off their student loans and setting themselves up for a secure financial future.
By Marguerita M. Cheng, CFP® • Last updated
Best Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree
college A college education is often thought to be the key to financial success.
By Stacy Rapacon • Last updated
Debunking the Myths of 529 Plans for College Savers
529 Plans Like saving for retirement, you can never start too early on saving for college. Take a quick true-and-false quiz to see if you grasp the power of 529 plans.
By Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP® • Last updated
Financial Lessons for Recent Graduates (That We ALL Could Take to Heart)
retirement Your financial future is in your own hands, and these four lessons are a great place for grads to get started, or the rest of us to get back on track.
By Justin J. Kumar, Investment Adviser Representative • Last updated
2 College Finance Conundrums Clarified
Paying for College Save for retirement or for your kids’ college? Rent student housing or buy a place as an investment? Here’s which makes the most sense.
By Brent M. Wilsey, Registered Investment Adviser • Last updated
4 Ways to Save on Taxes When You Fund Higher Education
Paying for College It is tax time — whether we like it or not! And you could save significant tax dollars if you recently funded your kids’ college education, or your own. Here is what you need to know.
By Vid Ponnapalli, CFP™, MS, EA • Last updated
This Super-Saver Family Has Reaped Big Rewards
529 Plans How they have already saved thousands of dollars toward their daughters' education.
By Kimberly Lankford • Published
What Student Loan Borrowers Must Know About the Navient Lawsuit
college If you think you've been affected, you may have some recourse.
By Thomas H. Blanton • Last updated