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. — Colleges are mailing financial aid award letters to millions of college-bound students, and…

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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) repayment 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 The College Funding Coach / 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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Saving for College Using the Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan

By The College Funding Coach / December 20, 2022

As a parent, what should you be doing to prepare for college? When should you start saving? How much should you save? Where do you save? What if it isn’t…

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Want to Minimize Student Debt? Don’t Go to College for Six Years

By The College Funding Coach / December 6, 2022

College costs, and by extension, student debt, have gotten out of hand. There are numerous ideas and opinions on how to best address the student loan crisis, ranging from federal…

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Endowments: Finding Out Where the Money Is

By The College Funding Coach / November 16, 2022

For many Americans, affordability will be a major factor in their college decision. Therefore, it’s incredibly helpful to find out which schools have deep pockets and a generous disposition. So,…

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The Road to 120: Graduating College in Three Years

By The College Funding Coach / November 8, 2022

A Possible Strategy to Help Minimize the Cost of College With current graduation rates pushing beyond four or even five years, you may be surprised that graduating in three years…

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