To College or Not to College

I've spent a lot of time in the last few years trying to help parents and their college bound students realize there is a source of money to help pay for college that does not have to be paid back. Every college and university has funds they can use to support and encourage the students …

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Top 15 Best Paying College Degrees

My Comments: Over the last few years, I've been trying to develop the idea that there is money to be had to pay for a college education if you only know where to find it. All colleges and universities have endowment money to spend and award to those students they want enrolled. The trick is …

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The Impact of College Debt

My Comments: You've read my posts before where I push to help parents and their students find the money to pay for college. Far and away the best source is money that belongs to someone else. No, you don't steal it, but you do set yourself up in such a way that colleges and universities …

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Top 15 Best Paying College Degrees

NBER study looks at what college grads can expect to earn in their chosen fields My Comments: If you are a parent of a high school child, paying for the college education of your student has got to be discussed and resolved at home long before the decision is made about which school to attend. …

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Don’t Pay for Your Kids’ College, Wealth Manager Urges Boomers

My Comments: By now you know that I spend time every week talking about the cost of a college education for your student and for any student in high school who has expectations of getting a college education. I've asked help from you in the past as to how to get this message across to …

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We Need Your Help!

My Comments: If you follow my writings, you know that I spend time and energy on an idea to help parents of high school age children find free money for their college education. Free money in this sense is money that schools are willing to spend to encourage an applicant they want, to enroll in …

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Financial Aid Letter Would Provide College Cost Comparison

My Comments: I continue to be puzzled why parents are not interested in the free money available from college admissions offices as they prepare their children for high school graduation and preparations for college. There are billions of dollars out there that don't have to be paid back. The only catch is knowing how to …

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Parents Struggling To Cover College Costs, Survey Says

My Comments: I have a solution to this problem. But try as I will, very few parents of high school age children have expressed a willingness to talk with me about it. As a financial planner, I’ve very aware of the financial pressure that comes from wanting your children to go to college and earn …

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Top 10 Biggest College Savings Plans

The 10 biggest 529 plans for the fourth quarter of 2011 are ranked by asset size My Comments: A 529 Plan is an IRS approved idea that allows you to set aside after-tax money in a special account where it will hopefully grow. Then, when you withdraw the money to pay for college education approved …

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Realistic Planning: There’s More to Life Than Retirement

My Comments: This article is about someone who put all three of his children through college and saw them graduate with no debt. As he says, "Woo-Hoo!" Many of you with children in high school, or perhaps already in college, are doing your best to help your kids get into or through college with money …

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