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

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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

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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 »

      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?

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        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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