Stop the Insanity: Thoughts on the College Cost Crisis

By JimWehr / September 6, 2019

This post was originally published on March 28, 2019. It was updated on September 6, 2019. Putting the College Admissions Scandal in Perspective The recent college admissions scandal should give us all pause for thought. Most of us don’t appreciate those who cut in line or use wealth and power to influence what is perceived…

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A Peek Behind the Curtain of College Pricing

By Brock Jolly / June 20, 2019

This article was originally published on March 16, 2013. It was updated on June 20, 2019. One of the biggest problems in planning to pay for college is that most parents simply don’t understand the rules of the game.  And it’s not as if the colleges are doing a great job of teaching us the…

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The Myth of the D.C. Resident Paying In-State Tuition

By Zaina Bankwalla / May 3, 2019

This post was originally published on May 3, 2019. It was updated on August 29, 2019. Do Washington D.C. Residents Get In-State College Tuition in All States? This is the most common question I hear when I give my college workshop, Little Known Secrets of Paying for College. The short answer is…. No! But there…

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2018’s Most & Least Educated Cities in America

By Online Media Source / July 26, 2018

Jul 24, 2018  |  Adam McCann, Financial Writer Cities want to attract highly educated workers to fuel their economic growth and tax revenues. Higher levels of education tend to lead to higher salaries. And the more that graduates earn, the more tax dollars they contribute over time, according to the Economic Policy Institute. In turn, educated people…

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New ways to pay for college

By Online Media Source / June 25, 2018

Experts respond to real-life scenarios of people struggling to afford higher education Jun 23, 2018 @ 6:00 am By Ryan W. Neal 4Shares Everything was going according to plan, at first. Rosemary was investing in a diversified portfolio and saving for retirement. Over several years her adviser helped her negotiate pay raises, buy a home…

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Are You Preparing for College, or Retirement?

By Erik Fischer / June 7, 2018

We all have a tendency to compartmentalize different areas of our life, and this is no different when it comes to financial planning.  Most of us think that paying for college and planning for retirement are our two biggest financial goals; and logically, we prepare for each one of these individually knowing this fact. However,…

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5/29 only comes once a year but there are two types of 529 Plans!

By Erik Fischer / May 31, 2018

Question:  We are starting an account to eventually fund our child’s education, and we have heard that the 529 Savings Plan and the Prepaid College Tuition Plan are the two best options.  Is that true and which one is better? Answer:  This is a very frequent question that parents ask when they are taking the…

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5 Common Myths About Paying for College

By Tim McFillin / April 12, 2018

With the help of financial advisors from TheCollegeFundingCoach.org, we’re going to debunk the most common myths about applying for student aid and paying for college. We’ll also talk about the point when investment returns outweigh your…  https://www.fool.com/podcasts/answers/2018-04-10-5-common-myths-about-paying-for/

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Even Warren Buffett should file the FAFSA

By P.J.Horan / March 13, 2018

“I don’t want any financial aid”…said no one ever. Well that is the path you’ll go down if you don’t file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA. It is estimated that $2.3 billion in federal aid was left on the table in 2017 by students who did not file. Many…

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What if you could name your own price for college?

By P.J.Horan / March 9, 2018

Have you seen the Progressive Insurance commercial with the “Name Your Price” tool? If you haven’t, the premise is that Flo (the spokeswoman) gives the price scanning gun to the customer to let them name their price for insurance. In actuality, when a customer approaches Progressive about getting Insurance coverage, they get to pick and…

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