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5 Answers to Your Questions About 529 Plans

Shutterstock photo By Zachary Scott When you are investing, what you don’t know can hurt you. In the case of 529 college savings plans, what you don’t know can end up negatively impacting your child. By not taking advantage of a 529 college savings plan, you can miss out on an array of benefits that can help you create a better […]

Business Tips For College Students

Shutterstock photo You may think college is about making lifelong friendships, learning valuable life lessons, and creating fun memories. If you think that, you’re wrong. College is about one thing: getting a job that can support you in the future. Sure, you’ll most likely do all of those things along the way, but the primary purpose of […]

How to Juggle Funding Retirement and College

Shutterstock photo By James Brewer, CFP®, CRPC®, AIF® In my experience, most people focus on their children’s college goals at the expense of their retirement. Depending on you, you’re paying for private school, cars, homes and food that supports them today. Heck, you’re enjoying having them around. That doesn’t mean you don’t want to retire comfortably. […]

Say Goodbye To The Middle Class

The trends are clear – the middle class is shrinking. The trends began almost forty years ago and the Millennials seem to be wallowing in this trend. There is little question the middle class is shrinking. Source:Pew Research Center The Millennials now represent the largest block of adults in the USA. There are an inordinate […]

Saving For College: UGMA and UTMA Custodial Accounts

Shutterstock photo When it comes to saving for college , you have a lot of options, from 529 plans to Coverdell Education Savings Accounts and pre-paid tuition plans. But old-fashioned custodial trust accounts are also an option. Today, 529 plans and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) get a lot of the attention for saving for […]

Prize-Winning Tips to Spend Less on Food in College

Shutterstock photo This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. It’s less than a month since most college students began their fall classes—just long enough, perhaps, for scholars to have supplemented their […]