4 Common Reasons People Go to Financial Planners

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4 Common Reasons People Go to Financial Planners

4 Common Reasons People Go to Financial Planners

While it is ideal to start your financial planning journey early, most people don’t consider hiring a financial planner until something significant moves them to do so. Some of the more common triggers are starting a family, receiving an inheritance and planning for retirement. Here’s a closer look at some of the big events that send… Read More

Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

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Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

Families Spent $3K More on College This Year

For the past four academic years, families tried to reduce the amount of money they paid for college, even as tuition prices steadily grew. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, families of undergraduate students spent more than $24,000 on average for a year of college, according to the “How America Pays for… Read More

Could I Owe Taxes on College Scholarships?

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Could I Owe Taxes on College Scholarships?

Could I Owe Taxes on College Scholarships?

Paying for college isn’t getting any cheaper, so in order to avoid going into unaffordable education debt, families and students either need to save more money, go to less expensive schools or find someone else to pay for it. There are hundreds of thousands — maybe even millions — of scholarship opportunities out there, but… Read More

How to Pick the Right College

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How to Pick the Right College

How to Pick the Right College

College is a time of self-discovery, intellectual adventure and social exposure — but not every school is right for every student. Preparing for higher education involves long-term saving, hard work and lots of research. When you are entering the final stretch of high school, the time has come to make a decision. Picking which university is… Read More

The College Cost Blame Game Has a New Twist

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The College Cost Blame Game Has a New Twist

The College Cost Blame Game Has a New Twist

A new narrative is beginning to take shape on the higher education front. At a recent meeting of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, its chairman, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and the chancellors of the University System of Maryland and Vanderbilt University talked about the financial toll that regulatory compliance is… Read More

5 Ways Students Can Save Money on Campus

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5 Ways Students Can Save Money on Campus

5 Ways Students Can Save Money on Campus

College can be expensive — but there are ways to make it less so. There are plenty of ways students can save and so many of these often get overlooked. Once you calculate how much you will be shelling out for tuition, you can consider all the other expenses that come with it. Below are the… Read More

The Quick Guide to Cheap Textbooks

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The Quick Guide to Cheap Textbooks

The Quick Guide to Cheap Textbooks

You’re smart enough to get into college; so don’t pay the stupid tax on new textbooks. The simple trick of buying used textbooks could save a regular college student thousands of dollars. The College Board estimates that current freshmen at four-year public schools can expect to pay about $4,800 in total costs for books and… Read More

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