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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…

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Most students don‘t have a lot of money, a fact that doesn‘t surprise some. College is often the first time many students are responsible for their own finances. Working a low-paying job, scraping by and having student loans awaiting after graduation can seem overwhelming. However, students can build better financial habits…

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The time has finally come. After touring countless college campuses, spending hours writing your application essays and waiting anxiously for those acceptance letters, there’s only one thing left to do: have “the money talk” with your ‘rents. Although talking about how you’re going to pay for college with your family…

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When I wrote my first column about kids and money in the 1990s, the hot topic was whether to buy Pump sneakers, one of the first items of kids’ apparel with a price tag that passed the $100 mark. Two decades later, I found myself weighing in on whether to…

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College costs can seem overwhelming. With rising tuition and fees, sometimes it seems like getting a high-quality education is out of reach. But with a little creativity and hard work, you can find a way to make it more manageable. Whether you’re trying to pay for a semester’s tuition or…

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