Saving for college now could help you avoid financial pitfalls later

Far removed from their undergrad years, these borrowers (60 and older) are still saddled with bills for either their own or their children’s or grandchildren’s education which can affect their retirement goals and lifestyle.Here...

Avoid These 11 Worst-Paying College Majors

We’ve already looked at the best college majors for all you undeclared freshmen out there. But what about...

These 11 Best College Majors Lead to Good Salaries for Graduates

Ken Buker can’t say exactly what he works on all day to avoid revealing company secrets, but he...

We Did Our Homework, and These 11 College Majors Can Boost Your Earnings

Ken Buker can’t say exactly what he works on all day to avoid revealing company secrets, but he assures me it’s cool. Pucks smack the boards as Tampa Bay Lightning hockey players skate across the...

Conquering the changing environment when saving for college

Here’s how you can overcome the top 3 savings challenges and meet your goals:Challenge 1: Rising tuition The situation: College tuition is rising, but at a slower pace. From 2001 to 2012, tuition increases...

Put your college savings on autopilot

Increase your savings every yearWhen you set up an automatic investment plan, you have the option to increase the amount annually by a set amount. That incremental step-up lets you ease into the plan...

Saving for college outside of a 529 plan? You may be missing out on benefits.

The prime 529 plan benefit? Tax savingsWhat can be better than lowering your taxes? With a 529 plan, you have no federal tax obligation once your money’s invested in your account. You do have...

Am I saving enough for college?

Like many financial goals that are years away, saving for college is easy to ignore. Lots of people open 529 plan accounts intending to save regularly and save more over time. But for many,...

Smart spending can help reduce the overall cost of college

You can learn about the best practices for developing an efficient college spending strategy in Vanguard’s research paper Tackling the tuition bill: Managing higher education expenses.Read the research paper »What are your available resources?Before...

The case for consistent saving | Vanguard

The same principle of discipline applies to saving for a long-term financial goal. For many people, it’s tough to save consistently for such a faraway objective. But, when an investor has the discipline to...

Planning tool helps you stay on track for savings success

Sallie Mae’s “How America Pays for College 2016” reports that families who have a plan to save for college save up to 3.5 times more than those who don’t have a plan. Correspondingly, the...

How to choose the right college

Getting startedA couple of broad-based online sources that can help you explore all your options are the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator and the College Board’s BigFuture College Search Step-by-Step. Each offers...

4 sources of funding beyond your 529

Read the studyFortunately, there are other funding sources you can tap, including federal and state governments, educational institutions, community organizations, associations, corporations, and other groups. Some of the aid these entities provide depends on...
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