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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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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 ...

Is a college degree truly worth getting today?

Is a college degree truly worth getting today?

Does a full four-year college education still pay in today's economy?

A new way to refinance private student loans?

The private student loan market is opening up with the first real chance of offering refinances that I've seen in about 10 years. The Cleveland Plain Dealer  reports a company called Charter One is advertising an Education Refinance Loan with fixed rates as low as 5.24% and a variable rate ...

Cut the cost of a 4-year college degree in half

Cut the cost of a 4-year college degree in half

Getting a degree doesn't have to break the bank. Here's an interesting way to cut the cost in half and still get the degree you want from a traditional 4-year college.

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. I've long talked about cutting college costs by doing your first 2 years at a community ...

Save for college tax-free with a 529 plan

If you're saving for your child's college, there's a tool that can help you get it done in a tax-free way. A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative, or a friend to put ...

Student loan forgiveness for homesteading

  Are you overwhelmed with student loan debt? Here's an out of the box idea that might help. Several communities across the country suffering from brain drain want to pay your educational bills in exchange for you being a homesteader. At least 50 counties in Kansas qualify as what are ...

Ways to stay current on your student loan

Ways to stay current on your student loan

Did you know you can pay as little as zero a month on your federal student loans and still be considered current in some situations? Here are the details.

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 ...

Help for repaying federal student loans

Struggling to repay federal student loans? The government has a new initiative in place to prevent you from defaulting. The U.S. Department of Education will be emailing certain borrowers they deem at risk of default to explain more favorable repayment options and keep you current on your loans, according to ...

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