Choosing a College: 3 Key Affordability Questions to Ask

Choosing a College: 3 Key Affordability Questions to Ask

In 2014, the United States was home to over 3,000 four-year colleges. Having that many schools to choose from is both a blessing and a curse. Cost needs to be a make it or break it factor when developing a college list.

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The Private College 529 Plan: A Unique Way to Save and Pay for College

The Private College 529 Plan: A Unique Way to Save and Pay for College

What if you could lock in today’s tuition for a child who won’t actually go away to college for many years? What if you could save money to pay for one of 300 private colleges and universities? If sending your child to a private college and paying a lower price is important to you, the Private College 529 Plan is something to consider.

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Is it ever a good idea to use your retirement funds or home equity to help pay for college?

Is it ever a good idea to use your retirement funds or home equity to help pay for college?

Is it ever a good idea to tap retirement and home equity when paying for college?

When faced with the high cost of college, parents may be forced to consider using their retirement or home equity to help pay the costs. Choosing these options should be done as a last resort.

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A Dollar Saved for College Beats a Dollar Borrowed for College

A Dollar Saved for College Beats a Dollar Borrowed for College

Do you love May? So many things to celebrate: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Star Wars Day, 529 Day, Lost Sock Memorial Day (5/9…yes, that is a thing). Wait, back up. Did you not know about 529 Day?! Honestly, we’re not totally surprised.

While we may never shoot fireworks in honor of 529 Day, it is a chance every year to spend some time talking about the importance of saving for college and to answer the question…is it better to save a dollar or borrow a dollar?

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How to Select a Financial Advisor

How to Select a Financial Advisor

You have hit a point in your life when things are coming together. You are seeing success in your career. Your family is growing. You have a 401k for your retirement and 529 plans for your children. You’re paying your mortgage. All is good. Why would you need a financial advisor when everything seems fine? Maybe you are wondering...could it be better? How can you find just the right advisor to put your interests first?

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Wage stagnation while college costs and student loan debt are skyrocketing

Wage stagnation while college costs and student loan debt are skyrocketing

Going to college is an investment. If you are going to spend upwards of $100,000 on something, it better be worth the money, and just like any other investment you must make the most of it.

Unfortunately, a new study showed that millennials are graduating with more advanced degrees than their boomer parents BUT are earning less.

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Don’t let the college dream become a college nightmare

Don’t let the college dream become a college nightmare

We see it often at this time of year. The time of year when students are receiving college letters telling them they are accepted or waitlisted or rejected. The time of year when families are receiving college letters telling them what they are expected to pay for the privilege of attending that school. It can be a dream, or it can be a horror story.

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