What are colleges doing to keep rising tuition costs down? I’m curious. I see a lot of discussions on personal finance blogs about paying off student loans, and keeping student loan debt to a minimum by saving, working, and being smart about school expenses. I see a lot of discussion on political blogs about the student loan …
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I was going through the mail and opened up a credit card statement. Missed payment fee of $25? On a $89.47 bill? Ouch! I had just made an expensive mistake, one of many credit card mistakes I’ve made in the 30 years since I got my first Visa. Credit card mistakes make life more convenient, but …
Not every education expense can be covered by a 529 Plan. Make sure you account for non-qualified education expenses in your college planning.
In our ongoing college savings series, we explore using a Roth IRA as a college savings plan. This may be attractive if you are afraid your student isn't going to choose a traditional college education, but there are a lot of factors you need to know before pursuing the Roth IRA strategy.
Coverdell ESAs offer both more and less flexibility than a 529 plan. Learn why a 529 plan might be right for you.
If you have college in your future, or in the future of someone you care for, you need to prepare for the expenses. Learn the basic facts of the 529 plan: How it works, who can contribute, and how you can use one to fund college expenses.