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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 a ton of cash. To generate $200,000 in 18 years of investment, you would need to save $4,370 every … Read moreShould You Pay for Your Kid’s College Living Expenses?

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 plan, who can contribute to the plan, who has control over the plan, different types of 529 plan, what … Read moreWhat is a 529 College Savings Plan and How Does It Work [VIDEO]

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 works will probably learn some important life skills.  Should your teen work?  What is more important – grades or … Read more5 Reasons Why Teens Should Work (Even if it Results in Lower Grades)

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 store this semester, you could try renting them from online bookstores. If you still want to own them, you … Read moreRent Textbooks or Buy Them Online to Save Money

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 create a workable budget — plus learn some basic budgeting skills along the way! Web-Based Student Budget Calculators These … Read more26 College Budget Calculators for Students: Budget Now to Reduce Your Debt

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 students in the community I have noticed that many assume they will learn how to handle their personal finances … Read moreCollege Students Should Take Responsibility for Their Financial Situation

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