Studying abroad can allow you to see the world and create memories that will last a lifetime. But there are also drawbacks to consider before you head out as well. Many feel that you can’t put a price tag on the amazing life experience you’ll get from studying abroad. But you can. Depending on the [...]

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It’s hard not to talk about money when you talk about heading off to college this fall. Between the cost of tuition, books and supplies, living expenses, and having less time to work since you’re in school, it can really add up to financial disaster. Now that I’ve finally starting dealing with my student loan [...]

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How to Save Money on Textbooks

Posted by Kristen

College is expensive. Even if you have been applying for scholarships or finding other ways to avoid student loans, there are many other costs besides tuition. One of the biggest costs in college is textbooks. Depending on your major and your school’s required textbooks, you could spend thousands of dollars per year on textbooks. But [...]

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If you’re looking to start saving for college for your children or other close family members, this week’s Free Money Friday offer is for you! Merrill Edge is offering a $50 sign-up bonus! How to Get Your $50 Bonus Open a NextGen College Investing plan with Merrill Edge. Fund the account with at least $5,000 [...]

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As if dealing with student loans and tuition weren’t enough, college students also have to figure out how they are going to pay for their everyday expenses. Besides lodging, food can be the biggest budget buster for students. But saving money on food in college is a whole different ball game. It can be much [...]

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My wife’s parents paid for the four years she spent in college leading to her bachelor’s degree. I paid my own way. We both went on to earn masters degrees, which we paid for ourselves. In the meantime, we had been saving for retirement, as well as college for our daughter. My wife is very [...]

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When I was growing up, my parents used an UTMA account to save money for my college expenses. Back then, it was really the only way to save for a child’s education. Nowadays, the 529 is a popular option. You may have heard about both types of accounts, but don’t know what the differences are [...]

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This is not an article about whether or not you can afford to pay for your child’s/children’s college education. Rather, this is an article from the perspective of a recent college grad (2005) on whether or not parents should pay for their child’s college education. What do I mean by using such a conditional and [...]

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If your child is planning on going to a private college, you’re getting ready to face one of the biggest financial burdens of your life and need all the help you can get when it comes to saving and investing. SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards aims to help you get a bit of a boost in [...]

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With tuition payments due this month, who couldn’t use a few extra dollars towards books and classes? Time to learn how to use some of our previous 0% Balance Transfer offers in combination with your state’s 529 plan for some big savings! You can use this strategy to create a self-managed monthly tuition payment plan or [...]

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