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A 529 plan - or college savings plan - is a flexible, tax free investment plan that allows you to put varied amounts of money per month. When used for your child's college, the money is spent tax free! Helpful Guides and Links:
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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 ...

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Grandparents who think they're doing a grandchild a favor by saving for their college in a 529 plan could actually be hurting the child's future financial aid. Here's a tip to avoid this gotcha!

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 ...

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 ...

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