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College Saving & Planning

Saving for College

There's no denying the benefits of a college education: the ability to compete in today's job market, increased earning power, and expanded horizons. But these advantages come at a price.

Student Loans 101

You vaguely remember signing a form every year at college registration time. Now that you've graduated, it's all become painfully clear.

529 College Savings Plans

Section 529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today.

The ABC's of Financial Aid

It's hard to talk about college without mentioning financial aid. Yet this pairing isn't a marriage of love, but one of necessity.

Are 529 College Savings Plans a Good Way to Save for College?

Answer: Yes, they can be an excellent way to save for college. College savings plans are established by states and typically managed by an experienced financial institution designated by the state.

Save for Your Children's Future

Parents of college-bound children can expect to pay approximately one-half to one-third of the cost of their children’s education with their current income, savings and loans. Unfortunately for you

529 Plans vs. Other College Savings Options

Section 529 plans can be a great way to save for college--in many cases, the best way--but they're not the only way.

529 Plans: The ins and outs of contributions and withdrawals

Section 529 plans can be powerful college savings tools, but you need to understand how your plan works before you can take full advantage of it.

The ABC's of 529 Plans

If you're already saving for college, you've probably heard about 529 plans. 529 plans are revolutionizing the way parents and grandparents save for college.

Paying for Graduate School

Maybe you've decided that graduate school is the path to advancement in your current job or your ticket to a better career. Or maybe you just want to take a few classes to upgrade your skills.

What is an Income-Driven Repayment Plan for Student Loans?

Answer:The federal government offers several income-driven repayment plans for borrowers with federal student loans.

Tax-Advantaged Ways to Save for College

In the college savings game, all strategies aren't created equal. The best savings vehicles offer special tax advantages if the funds are used to pay for college.

There's No Financial Aid for Retirement

You want to retire comfortably when the time comes. You also want to help your child go to college. So how do you juggle the two?