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Get Worthwhile Return on Your College Investment

How do you know when the cost of a college education is really worth it? A lot of factors—both financial and emotional—go into making that decision. Weighing the pros and cons can be daunting. Let’s consider a couple of examples that will help conceptualize the process of determining if a college education makes financial sense.

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Make the Most of 529 College Savings Plan

When it comes to 529 college savings plans, the best strategy is to start early and start big. Don’t wait to set up an account until your teenager is starting to wonder which schools might offer skateboarding scholarships. These accounts are excellent vehicles to save for college, in large part because of the tax-free growth […]

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Ease College Loan Burden–Borrow Like a Pessimist

High school graduation is a time of optimism and possibilities. Commencement speakers all over the country urge graduates to follow their dreams and reach for the stars. But when it comes to funding the education you need to fulfill those dreams, you might be better off with a dose of negativity and pessimism. The transition […]

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Fund Your Retirement Now and Save Your Kids Money Later

I recently had the opportunity to share an evening out with some friends, new parents with six-month-old twins. The conversation centered on birthing, breastfeeding, and burping. One topic we didn’t discuss was baccalaureate degrees. Most people might think it’s premature to consider college education while your kids aren’t even crawling. Actually, that’s the perfect time […]

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Making Money on College Housing

Imagine this scenario: A bunch of college kids, on their own for the first time, sharing a house. And you’re their landlord. Anyone who remembers the movie “Animal House” may shudder at the very idea of this as a real estate investment option. In the right circumstances, though, it can be a way for college […]

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