Category College Planning

START PLANNING FOR COLLEGE (AS REPORTED BY KATE ASHFORD ON WWW.FORBES.COM)

Some things in life cannot be planned for. That’s why smart savers keep a rainy day fund, to pay for those unexpected events that are likely to occur. College, however, is not an unexpected event. And yet when asked, only 2 in 5 families with kids in college said they made a plan for it […]

COLLEGE ABACUS AND THE FIGHT FOR TRANSPARENCY (AS REPORTED BY RON LIEBER ON WWW.NYTIMES.COM)

There is a lot of talk about the cost of a college education in the buildup to this year’s presidential election. Tuition across the country is at an all time high, prompting Democrats to outline a plan for free tuition at public universities and community colleges. Ron Lieber, writing for the New York Times, brings […]

College Money Mistakes (as reported by Emily Guy Birken on www.moneyning.com)

Going away to college is hard enough for a lot of kids. It’s your first time away from your parents and you have to fend for yourself. All of the sudden, the world also now expects you to know how to handle your own finances. Fair or not, there are a number of financial threats […]