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How Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Pay Less For College

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With college expenses at some of the best schools now exceeding $ 60,000 per year, education-related expenses are often one of the biggest obstacles many baby boomers face when saving for their own retirement. For many families, planning for a college education goes hand in hand with IRA’s and retirement planning. Retirement Assets are Exempt from the EFC A family’s ... Read More »

    A Modern Family’s Guide to the FAFSA

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    One of my guilty pleasures is the TV show “Modern Family.” This “mockumentary” style comedy pokes fun at what one TV critic described as “the evolving nature of what constitutes ‘family’.” When I do my college planning workshops, I always get asked which parent’s assets to use when filling out the FAFSA form. Considering the many forms that today’s modern ... Read More »

      The FAFSA I Had to Complete for My Son to Get a Student Loan is on My Credit. – Kim

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      When my son graduated from high school I had to complete the FSFA in order for him to get a student loan. We went into this knowing he was responsible for the loans and I would always help when I could. I never realized that his loans which are still not due are showing up on my credit file. From ... Read More »

        Where’s The Best Place To Get Information To Scam Financial Aid? Jail Of Course!

        Student Loan Fraud Is Stupid A former inmate at Leath, Correctional Institution in South Carolina, Michelle Owens, was sentenced on September 28, 2011 for violations of federal student financial aid and mail fraud. Let me start this article off with a small tidbit of information for all of you scamming or thinking about scamming federal student financial aid – don’t. ... Read More »

          How Can I Go Back to School While Still In Debt? – James

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          I had a rough child-hood and came out of a very poor home. I have already attending a University through the help of a friend and with a hefty private loan from Chase banking. Currently I am interested in returning to school since I’ve grown up a bit in the year I have been away but I still owe quite ... Read More »

            FAFSA Student Loan Scam to Avoid

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            This just out of Tennessee: The state deadline for college financial aid is quickly approaching, and state officials are asking parents and students to beware of official-looking letters promising student financial aid information for a fee. Attorney General Bob Cooper and Division of Consumer Affairs Director Mary Clement are urging Tennesseans to be wary of potential financial scams designed to ... Read More »

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