Is Now the Right Time for My Child to Get a Credit Card?

By Jonathan Mabb / May 16, 2023

Many parents start to ask this question when their child is about to start college. I’ll give you the simple but vague answer right away – you should at least…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – 12 Ways to Increase Your Odds

By Brock Jolly / May 5, 2023

As high school seniors dash to secure private scholarship funding for the fall, juniors and their parents need to start turning their attention to private scholarships now. There are many…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 1) – The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts

By Brock Jolly / March 28, 2023

Putting Private Scholarships In Perspective Most college scholarships are available through the colleges themselves in the form of merit aid or tuition discounting. You can also access free money through…

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Don’t Be Fooled by Your Financial Award Letters

By James L. Hicks, CFP / March 9, 2023

This post was updated on March 9, 2023. It was originally published on March 23, 2021. We will also be hosting a specialty webinar on this topic on Thursday, March…

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Top Gun College Planning: What Aerial Dog Fighting Teaches Us About College Funding

By Brent George / March 7, 2023

As a pilot who was inspired by the original Top Gun movie over 35 years ago, I was happy to see that Top Gun: Maverick was nominated this year for…

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The New REPAYE Income-Driven Proposal Will Help All Families Manage Federal Undergraduate Loans

By Tim McFillin / February 27, 2023

The Major Changes to REPAYE The Biden administration and the Department of Education are proposing dramatic changes to the current REPAYE (Revised Pay as You Earn) repayments plan for federal…

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The Importance of Tax Diversification – Can You Really Benefit from the SECURE Act 2.0 529 Plan to Roth IRA Conversion?

By Shana Despres / February 16, 2023

Taxes are a big consideration when it comes to saving for college or retirement. We do not know what tax rates will be 10, 20 or 30 years into the…

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The Texas Tuition Promise Fund Explained

By The College Funding Coach / January 10, 2023

This article was originally posted on September 7, 2021. It was updated on January 10, 2023. — Introduction to Prepaid Tuition Plans Saving for your child’s college education is one…

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Secure Act 2.0: Big Changes to Retirement and College Funding Signed Into Law

By The College Funding Coach / January 7, 2023

For a more in-depth review, check out the webinar recording from January 2023: Exploring the New Laws Surrounding Retirement and College Funding — The initial Secure Act was passed in December…

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College or Retirement? Why Not Both?

By Zaina Bankwalla / January 2, 2023

To do or not to do? That is the question! Parents often ask how to save and pay for college without bankrupting their nest egg for retirement. According to a…

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