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Reduce the Cost of College, Part V: Upromise

Welcome to the part 5 of my series on ways to reduce the cost of college.  It’s been a while since we have had an update, so this one is quite overdue, I’m afraid. Just to remind you, so far, I’ve spotlighted four suggestions: 1. Graduate from college in three years rather than four 2. […]

529 College Savings Plans Help Fill Student Financial Aid Needs

It’s never too late to save for your children’s education. Even if your child is a teenager, save as much money as you can until they are ready to attend college. One way to save is with a 529 college savings plan. A 529 college savings plan is an investment plan that puts money aside […]

How Much Do You Need to Save for College?

Conventional wisdom tells us that it’s never too late to start saving. But is that necessarily true when it comes to college costs? If you are a parent, how much do you need to save in order to pay (or even help to pay) for your child’s undergraduate education? Let’s say you are having a […]

Saving for College: Top 5 Questions (and Answers)

Last week, we talked about ways to reduce your dependency on student loans. One of the single best ways to avoid costly loans is to plan ahead with a college savings plan. Known as a 529 Plan – after the federal tax code that allows you to save money on your taxes when you invest […]

Are Prepaid Tuition Plans in Trouble?

A recent article from the Dallas News alerted me to a problem with the Prepaid Tuition 529 Plan in Texas. Originally, the plan let investors withdraw their funds, plus earnings, even if the designated beneficiary wasn’t going to college in Texas. Now, however, the state of Texas is amending that benefit: If investors don’t use […]

529 Plans in the Post Crash Era

We talked a few weeks ago about how the stock market crash is going to affect college savings plans.  I mentioned that those of you with plans to attend school in the next year might be feeling a real pinch. Before you completely panic, I decided to take a look at what the experts are […]