11 Ways to Save on Food in College

Posted by Kristen on September 11, 2012

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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Should You Save for College or Retirement First?

Posted by Nick on July 30, 2012

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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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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Free SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Points

Posted by Kate on October 25, 2011

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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A Comparison of College Savings Plans

Posted by Jill on September 23, 2009

It is never too early to start thinking of saving for college. Yesterday, we talked about things to consider when developing a college savings plan. Today we’ll review various college savings options in more detail. College Savings Plan Considerations When choosing a savings plan, you should be aware of the following: Maximum contribution per year: […]

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Things to Consider When Saving For College

Posted by Jill on September 22, 2009

As another school year dawns, high school students everywhere are thinking of what will come next: college life and all that it entails. Meanwhile, their parents are thinking of the accompanying bills. Depending on where a student goes to school, college can entail books, dorm costs, meal plans, parking, and travel to/from home – in […]

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10 Financial Tips for New Grads

Posted by Madison on June 8, 2009

Are you or a family member a recent graduate? Many older adults look back and say the number one thing they wish they would have done differently was learned about money management while they were young. Your actions now will have significant impact on how the rest of your life shapes up financially. Find out what you should be doing in Financial Tips for New Grads!





Ohio 529 College Advantage $25 Sign Up Bonus

Posted by Madison on February 20, 2009

It’s back! The extremely popular $25 sign up bonuses for the Ohio 529 College Advantage plan have returned. When they ran the program last fall, it was one of the most popular Free Money Friday offers. For those of you that missed out, here’s your chance! How to Earn Your $25 Referral Bonus Open a […]

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$50 Target Gift Card for 529 Plan

Posted by Madison on September 26, 2008

It’s Free Money Friday! I’m a roll with 529 plans lately, so I was pleased to see that the California 529 Plan at Fidelity is once again giving out gift cards. I’ve mentioned before that we’ve opened about a dozen accounts there for Target Gift Cards in the past. There is no annual account maintenance […]

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