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Only this year has the FDIC insured Savings Portfolio yield become attractive. Combining it with the tax-free potential and the state tax credit makes it a fantastic opportunity for those setting aside money for upcoming education expenses.
Considering the average cost of going to college has increased by as much as 2700% or about 4.6 times the inflation rate during the last 50 years, it’s not surprising that more people are applying for student loans to pay for their education.
If there are thousands of dollars at stake, you would expect most parents and students to be anxious to apply. But unfortunately, that's not always the case. So even if you think you won't qualify, taking 60 minutes to complete the FAFSA could be well worth your time.
While it will sound boring to some, paying off loans or adding to your savings are two approaches that can help you now and grow your nest egg for when you need the money later.
The most important thing about college savings was to begin. I do not know about other parents, but for me, one of my first thoughts after regaining my senses was about the cost of college.
While Private 529s allow you to buy certificates to lock in current tuition rates for participating colleges, they don't allow you to invest your savings in marketable securities.
High school graduations are just around the corner and in the past year you’ve likely spent a lot of time helping your child determine their field of study as well as the right college.
It’s not fun to watch your portfolio decrease in value, but there is a way to make lemonade out of lemons!
With the cost of college increasing; students acquiring significant debt; and the sluggish job market, is it worth getting a college degree?