Helping your child apply for financial aid can be time-consuming and confusing. Learn tips to help avoid common pitfalls during the financial aid process.



Whether you have a toddler, tween or teen, every parent thinks about how they will fund their child’s education. Here are a few tips to save smart and save now to avoid headaches later.

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With college admissions season in full swing, it can be a challenge for your teen to stay organized. After all, high school seniors still have homework, studying, and senior year activities to deal with on top of their college-related to-do list. The last thing you want to do is cause…

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The big day has finally arrived. Your son or daughter applied to colleges, sifted through the acceptances, and decided where to spend the next four (or five or more) years. Now all you have to do is figure out how to pay for it. Luckily, Uncle Sam offers several ways…

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How should you, or your offspring, choose a college major? By picking a field of study that leads to a job with the highest salary? Actually, the answer is more involved than that. The other day I was playing the Game of Life with my kids again, and I realized…

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When it comes to saving for college, it’s never too early to start, and 529 plans are a great option for parents. Eleven percent of parents save for college with a 529 account, but financial advisors say the accounts could be a smart move for many more. These plans get their name from…