Category Archives: College Planning

Do your kids a favor: Pick retirement savings over tuition

Most financial planners advise never tapping retirement savings to pay for your kid's education. Even as college costs climb, there are still options to borrow that cash, whereas it's often noted that you can't borrow for retirement. Yet about one-third of Americans with kids under 18 say they plan to use retirement savings or "could…
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8 Ways To Make Paying For College Easier

This was a good article I found written by Thomas Humphrey, from Brownsville, TX. Saving for your children's college expenses is no easy feat, whether you've started saving years in advance or are behind on your savings. Thankfully, there are ways to make the savings process easier no matter what stage you are at. A…
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How To Pay For College Without Student Loans

This is a great article by Anthony Oneal, part of Ramsey Solutions.  It's about a 12 minute read. Are you worried about how you’re going to afford to send your child to college? You’re in some very good company. I talk with parents all the time who dream of providing their children with the best…
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11 Good Paying Jobs With No College Degree Required

Many people feel that a college degree today has about the same value that a high school diploma did 20 years ago.  But let's face it, college is not for everyone.  And a college degree doesn't guarantee a high paying job after graduation.  When you add a pile of student debt on top of a young college grad, it makes the…
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Obama Making College More Affordable

President Obama unveiled a plan today that is aimed to make college costs more affordable.  The plan, he says, will rate colleges on the value they provide for the money students spend, and then tie those ratings to Federal student aid.  The plan would also include provisions allowing those paying off student loan debt to limit…
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