15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

Personal Finance

15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

If you’re a parent old or new, you may have heard of, or even already contribute to, a 529 savings plan. For those who have never heard of this, the 529 savings plan was started in the 1990s to help parents begin to save for an increasingly expensive higher education for their children. Currently, not... Read More

Four Impacts of GOP Tax Plan for Families Paying for College

Personal Finance

Four Impacts of GOP Tax Plan for Families Paying for College

Four Impacts of GOP Tax Plan for Families Paying for College

When it comes to the new GOP tax bill and its impact on those paying for higher education, the good news far outweighs the bad. For instance, the bill did not affect the student loan interest tax deduction, which likely inspired a collective sigh of relief among former students everywhere who are working to pay... Read More

How to Repair Your Credit When You’re Still in College

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How to Repair Your Credit When You’re Still in College

How to Repair Your Credit When You’re Still in College

If you’re in college, you’re probably already worrying about getting good grades, covering your living expenses, and repaying student loans when you graduate. So, worrying about your credit score might not be your biggest concern. But it should be. The majority of those under 30 (67%) have a credit score under 680, and 38% have... Read More

7 Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S. in 2018

Student Loans

7 Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S. in 2018

7 Most Expensive Colleges in the U.S. in 2018

If you went to a private four-year college 30 years ago, you would’ve paid $15,160 per year, according to the College Board. Today, your tuition fee would be more than twice that amount at $34,740. That number might seem high, but it actually pales in comparison to what some universities are charging. According to The... Read More

3 Types of Credit Cards College Students Need to Know About

Credit Cards

3 Types of Credit Cards College Students Need to Know About

3 Types of Credit Cards College Students Need to Know About

Between moving into the dorms and going to class, you’ve had all kinds of new experiences in college. And now you’d like one of those to be getting your first credit card. But doing so can be a catch-22. In order to get good terms and conditions on a credit card, you need a good... Read More

I’m in College. Should I Start Saving for Retirement?

Personal Finance

I’m in College. Should I Start Saving for Retirement?

I’m in College. Should I Start Saving for Retirement?

It is never too early to start saving for retirement. In fact, the sooner you start, the less you will need to save in the long run. This means more money in your pocket to spend on non-retirement over your lifetime, and if you want to retire early rather than working to 65 or 70... Read More

5 Surprising Ways You Can Use Your Credit Card Rewards

Credit Cards

5 Surprising Ways You Can Use Your Credit Card Rewards

5 Surprising Ways You Can Use Your Credit Card Rewards

Are you tired of using your rewards credit card to earn frequent flyer miles, or getting a few dollars of cash back credited to your account each month? Frequent flyer miles don’t take you as far as they used to, and some people may be looking for something more permanent than just cash back that... Read More

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