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How I Saved $70,000 to Send Two Kids to College

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In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses. Today, one woman shares how she made saving for her kids’ college education her top priority — stashing away thousands years before her daughter and son were even ready to enroll. Ten years ... Read More »

    My Son Isn’t Going to College. What Happens to All the Money I Saved?


    Q. My son is turning 18 and I’ve saved more than $ 200,000 for him for college. He doesn’t want to go. Some of the money is in UTMAs, some in a 529 Plan and some in savings bonds. I don’t want him to live off the money and not get a job. Help! A. Bet that threw you for ... Read More »

      How Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Pay Less For College


      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 »

        Upromise And FTC Settle Charges Over Internet Toolbar That Deceptively Collected Consumers’ Personal Information

        If you have a child and are saving for their college fund, chances are you’ve heard of the company Upromise. Upromise is a company that offers consumers a membership service that allows them to save money for college. When consumers make a purchase or buy a service from a Upromise partner merchant they then receive rebates that are placed into ... Read More »

          When Do You Start Saving for Your Child’s College Fund?


          The following guest post was contributed by Elle from CoupleMoney If you would like to contribute a guest post, click here. Preparing for the Baby’s College Fund From time to time, I get feedback from Couple Money readers. It’s something that I enjoy and try to respond to. After my recent post on preparing the baby’s nursery, Becky emailed me ... Read More »

            I Am Current on My Bills But Have Really Nothing Left. – Sheilah

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            Sheilah “Dear Steve, We make good money. Have 5 credit cards totalling $73,500. Already have a loan out on my 401K. I’ve got a child going off to college in two years. Creditors are now increasing my interest rate (they say across the board) because my credit rating is less than 719. I am so stressed I won’t what to ... Read More »

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