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Going to college can be daunting, both for the attending student and the person paying for it. 529 plans are the most popular way to save and pay for college, but there are other ways.Helpful Guides and Links:
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Private Technical Schools Saddle Students With Most Debt

Private for-profit technical schools leave students with the heaviest burden of student loan debt, according to a new report from the College Board. I have long believed that education is the key to climbing the economic ladder. But that doesn't necessarily mean traditional college is the way to go; it ...

Save Money On Your College Degree

Getting a college degree doesn't have to break the bank. Here's a new way for you to cut the cost in half and still get the degree you want from a traditional 4-year college. First off though, there's been a lot of negative press about the value of a college ...

Is Graduate School Worth The Cost?

If you thought earning a bachelor’s degree was expensive, just wait until you start looking at graduate school. Tuition at grad schools has been on the rise for the last few years. The cost of attending a school for an advanced degree jumped 60% in just a decade, according to ...

Student Loan Guide

Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. Meanwhile, don't forget to have a look at my very popular section on student loan forgivness and income-based repayment plans for ...

Get out of student loan debt in 10 years

Get out of student loan debt in 10 years

Don't fall for solicitations that want you to pay to get student debt relief! There's a legitimate way to get out of student loan debt in as little as 10 years.

Best Free Resources for Continuing Education

As much as we may want to follow the excellent, oft-given advice to “never stop learning,” in the real world continuing our educations past grade school and college can be difficult. Higher education doesn’t come cheap, and it’s hard to make room in our already busy lives filled with family ...

Private Student Loans Can Go Into Automatic Default

Picture this: You're paying on your student loan as agreed and suddenly your grandparent or parent who co-signed the loan dies. Do you get a temporary forbearance or a note of condolence from the lender? No. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, you're told the entire loan is now ...

Textbook Costs Need To Be Controlled By Students And Professors Alike

There's a revolt on college campuses against the unholy alliance of textbook manufacturers and college professors. They're each creating an inexcusable burden on student who have to spend a few thousand dollars a year on textbooks! The Seattle Times reports Tacoma Community College has a pilot project that provides assistance ...

State offers free job training internships

State offers free job training internships

High paying jobs are going unfilled because employers can't find skilled workers. But one state has a solution. Here's a look at the future of free college education for high school grads…

Free college education for high school graduates

High paying jobs are going unfilled because employers can't find skilled workers to fill them. But one state has a solution to the problem. The governor of Tennessee has outlined a plan called Tennessee Promise that would allow all high school graduates to attend 2-year community colleges or technical schools ...

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