Education

Should You Pay for Your Kid’s College Living Expenses?

Should You Pay for Your Kid’s College Living Expenses?

A child born today that goes to college will pay over $200,000 in tuition and fees for the privilege. While most students will not pay “sticker price” due to scholarships and grants, you are still talking about […]

6 Money Lessons Every College Grad Needs To Know

6 Money Lessons Every College Grad Needs To Know

College may do a lot to prepare you for your first job and a life-long career but often it fails to reinforce the personal finance basics every grad needs to know to survive the real world […]

What is a 529 College Savings Plan and How Does It Work [VIDEO]

What is a 529 College Savings Plan and How Does It Work [VIDEO]

The following is a video post from Jeff Rose, CFP at Good Financial Cents. The video gives a comprehensive overview of 529 College Savings Plan and how it works. Topics covered include: what is a 529 […]

The Pros and Cons of a College Degree

The Pros and Cons of a College Degree

The last few generations of Americans have been indoctrinated with the idea that a college degree is an absolute must-have in today’s economy. While this is largely true, the answer to “To have a college degree […]

Should You Live at Home While Attending College?

Should You Live at Home While Attending College?

One of the biggest decisions that college freshmen need to make is whether or not to live at home while attending college. If your university is far away from your home town, the decision is a […]

How to Find College Financial Aid

How to Find College Financial Aid

If you have kids, you probably know that only health care cost increases can compete with the inflation seen by education costs. This means that you are probably going to need to do what you can […]

5 Reasons Why Teens Should Work (Even if it Results in Lower Grades)

5 Reasons Why Teens Should Work (Even if it Results in Lower Grades)

Some parents worry about the double edged sword of teens and work.  On the one hand, there is some research that suggests teens who work might get lower grades.  On the other hand, a teenager who […]

Rent Textbooks or Buy Them Online to Save Money

Rent Textbooks or Buy Them Online to Save Money

Textbooks are necessary for your educational success, but they are lousy purchases. They cost a lot to buy, lose value quickly, and worth little when you sell them. Instead of buying your textbooks from college campus […]

26 College Budget Calculators for Students: Budget Now to Reduce Your Debt

26 College Budget Calculators for Students: Budget Now to Reduce Your Debt

Since most colleges don’t have classes on budgeting and basic money management it’s up to students to educate themselves. This collection of 33 free student budget calculators, spreadsheets and worksheets will help students of all ages […]

College Students Should Take Responsibility for Their Financial Situation

College Students Should Take Responsibility for Their Financial Situation

Don’t you find it kind of funny when you hear high school students putting off learning about their finances because they think that’s what college is for? Just by talking to younger relatives and high school […]

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