Education

College Savings and Investing With 529 Plan and ESA

College Savings and Investing With 529 Plan and ESA

As a new parent, I am sure you’re painfully aware of how expensive college is, and will be.  You may wonder how in the world are you going to save that huge sum needed for your […]

Expected Family Contribution – The Key Target When Saving For College

Expected Family Contribution – The Key Target When Saving For College

When saving money for college education, you should be aware of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). EFC is how much money your family is expected to contribute to your college education — the lower your EFC, […]

Where to Sell Used Books and Textbooks Online

Where to Sell Used Books and Textbooks Online

Selling used books is a good way to declutter your home and get some money for books that you probably won’t read again.  This is even more important for college students because you could sell textbooks […]

10 Tips for College Bound Students

10 Tips for College Bound Students

If you get a chance to talk to a college bound student, what advice would you give him or her? In this article, I am going to share a few tips based on my own experience. […]

15 Tips to Avoid Overspending for First-Time College Students

For both parents and students, off-to-school shopping can be an important financial lesson that should be shared. It is a prime opportunity for parents to get to teach their kids a few remaining lessons about budgeting […]

Pay For College Or Make Them Work For It?

Pay For College Or Make Them Work For It?

Whenever the question of paying for college comes up, it seems to spark a heated debate. Some parents want to pay for it all, others are firm believers that their children should have to put themselves […]

Dave Ramsey’s College Savings Advice

Dave Ramsey’s College Savings Advice

On Monday night, I stumbled upon the Dave Ramsey Prime Time on Fox Business Network Show, and stopped channel surfing to watch it. I heard about Dave Ramsey through my friends — many of whom greatly […]

7 Ways to Get a College Degree for Less

7 Ways to Get a College Degree for Less

In addition to starting a 529 college savings plan for our son, I also have been looking at alternatives if my wife and I couldn’t reach our savings goal. These alternatives may come in handy if […]

New York State 529 College Savings Plan for Our Son

New York State 529 College Savings Plan for Our Son

Last month, I created a plan to save $5,000 a year for my son’s college savings. With a 10% CAGR, a contribution of $5,000 per year should grow to $250,000 in 17 years. At that time, […]

A Boy and the Ice Cream Sundae

A Boy and the Ice Cream Sundae

I am ticked off. I cannot believe how uncivilized people are these days. It became increasingly harder for my 7-month pregnant wife to commute using the busy NYC subway system. My wife often complains about people […]

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