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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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International Universities Offer Free Tuition to Americans!

If the cost of college is a bridge too far for you, here's an outside the box kind of idea that might help you get the degree you're seeking. Go to college for free -- overseas! Nine different countries offer free tuition to U.S. citizens just as they do 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. If you already have student loans, you'll probably want to jump my very popular section on student loan forgiveness and affordable ...

New Ways To Refinance Private Student Loans

The private student loan market is opening up with the first real chance of offering refinances, or consolidation as it's commonly called, that I've seen in about 10 years. 2 ways to refinance private student loans Earlier this year, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported a company called Charter One has ...

The Danger of Grandparents Owning a 529 Plan

529 plans are the best way to save money tax-free and spend money tax-free on a child's college education. But these state-sponsored plans are now delivering an unexpected curveball that you need to know about. Here's why it's dangerous when a grandparent owns a 529 plan In many families, grandparents ...

4 Tips for Finding College Scholarships

A college education is expensive nowadays, and most students need financial help. Scholarships are a great aid, because it is basically free money. Whether you're a high school student or you're already in college, this guide can help you get connected with the money you need. Here are some great ...

New Ways To Pay Down Student Loans

Student loan debt is now nearly $1 trillion collectively for borrowers in the United States. Yet there could be help on the horizon if you have federal student loan debt. Here's a new way to pay off your student loans... Under the new Pay As You Earn repayment program, your ...

Schools Taking Kickbacks From Banks

Did you know some of the giant monster mega banks have been paying massive kickbacks to universities and alumni groups for the right to push debt to students? The banks are buying lists of home addresses, phone numbers, and other personal info so they can offer credit cards directly to ...

Major employer offering tuition reimbursement

Major employer offering tuition reimbursement

Long ago, Clark got a free master's degree through his employer's tuition reimbursement program. Today, another major company is ready to pick up the tab for nearly 100% of your tuition!

6 Tips to Help You Avoid More Student Loans

If fall semester hasn’t started for you yet, it will soon. It’s back to school season, and for many students each new school year means another round of student loan debt. While student loans can provide a good return on your investment in your education -- college-educated individuals still outearn ...

Help wanted: High paying careers in these fields

Help wanted: High paying careers in these fields

Looking for a high paying career? These 4 job categories offer great pay, and employers today can't find enough people to fill the openings. Heads up, students!

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