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College Planning — 7 Steps to Keep Your Money & Your Sanity

By |2017-05-09T22:13:30-04:00May 21st, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

One of the most financially savvy gifts a parent or guardian can give their child is to send them to college. Even with student debt, the difference in a college graduate’s lifetime earnings vs that of [...]

Small Amounts Can Add Up to Big College Savings

By |2017-04-18T20:53:57-04:00October 18th, 2013|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

reposted from U.S. News & World Reportby: Reyna Gobel   Parents who stuff their children's college funds with more than they can afford each month are setting themselves up for failure.    "Parents start off saving $500 per [...]

Evaluate Investment Costs In College Savings Plans

By |2017-04-18T20:53:58-04:00September 11th, 2013|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

reposted from US News & World Reportby: Reyna Gobel College savings accounts come with a price. When parents compare prices on 529 plans, tax-advantaged college investment accounts, they're looking at what are known as average costs. The [...]

Interest Rate Increases on Some Federal Student Loans

By |2017-05-09T22:12:31-04:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On July 1, the interest rate on new federal subsidized Stafford Loans for undergraduate students doubled--from 3.4% to 6.8%. This increase brings the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans in line with the rate on unsubsidized [...]

What to do when Saving for You & Saving for your Child’s College Education

By |2013-02-28T16:51:34-05:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s take a few minutes today to discuss one of the greatest budgeting tasks facing families across the world today.  Often college and retirement occur all to close to one another for many people.  Over the [...]

Increases in College Costs for 2012/2013 Continue to Outpace Inflation

By |2012-11-07T18:45:22-05:00November 7th, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Every October, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases for the current academic year along with trends in the world of higher education. While costs can vary significantly [...]