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Oct 18, 2021

Completing a FAFSA? These Easy Steps Can Save You Time and Money

Following these four steps will take some time, but probably not as much time as you think. And, when you follow these steps, the likelihood of qualifying for financial aid increases incalculably.

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Jun 21, 2021

The Private College 529 Plan – an Alternative for College Savings

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.

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Jul 27, 2020

Excess 529 Money…hmmm, what to do?

Having money left over in a 529 account may be viewed as a problem, but it is a problem most of us would love to have.

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Oct 27, 2019

Want Triple Tax Benefits? Donate to Scholarship-Granting Organizations

Looking to provide scholarship funds to your alma mater or favorite school? Gifting to a scholarship-granting organization (SGO) allows you to do just that while also realizing great tax benefits. Read on for all the details to help you put money in your alma mater’s pocket, while keeping a bit more in your own!

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Aug 27, 2018

529 Savings Plans: Use for K-12

Can you pay for k-12 tuition with a 529 plan? You can now! While this could have a nice tax advantage for families that save, there is some very important information to understand first. We’ve broken down the benefits, the potential traps and ways to get around them.

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Aug 10, 2018

529 College Savings Accounts - Does This Expense Qualify?

Do you know what post-high school educational expenses qualify for tax-free reimbursement from your child’s 529 account? It’s important to know what expenses do qualify in order to avoid paying taxes and a penalty for those expenses that don’t.

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Aug 9, 2018

College Costs: What’s a Parent to Do?

Anyone with children knows the cost of a college education is steadily on the rise, and that money has to come from somewhere. So what's a parent to do? We discuss ways to 1) determine how much to save and 2) ways to save for your children's education.

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Apr 9, 2018

When College Planning Goes Awry

Not all education paths after high school look the same…so what should you do about that 529 if your child decides to take a different path than traditional college? The good news is you do have options. Whether it’s attending a vocational school, going into the military or immediately joining the work force, your 529 savings aren’t lost. We break down just what your choices are and how those will affect you.

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Aug 26, 2013

Is College Worth it?

With the cost of college increasing; students acquiring significant debt; and the sluggish job market, is it worth getting a college degree?

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