Category Archives: COLLEGE PLANNING

Has Kiplinger’s Sold Out? Bad Advice and Bias (Part 1 – Retirement)

“Whereas mutual fund advertising accounts for 3.8 percent of advertising revenues at the Wall Street Journal and 1.1 percent at the New York Times, it accounts for 15 percent at Money, 16 percent at SmartMoney, and 28 percent at Kiplinger’s.” … Continue reading

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The Cure for Lazy Assets: Get Your Dollars to Do More Jobs!

“The main reason people struggle financially is… that people learn to work for money. . . but never learn to have money work for them.” -Robert Kiyosaki How do you make your dollars work harder? An effective way to multiply … Continue reading

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Money Mistakes: Five Foolish Financial Moves that Even Smart People Make

“Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes.” -Proverb We thought April Fools week is a good time to look at the “foolish” things we do with our money – and how to avoid financial mistakes! Here are ten mistakes that … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Student Loan Payments

In this economic climate, you can’t afford not to have a college education. The only problem? You might not be able to afford the college education you have. In our last post, we detailed The Student Loan Problem: Drowning in … Continue reading

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The Student Loan Problem: Drowning In Debt By Degrees

When you don’t have the money to buy something, you either borrow or you do without. So what factors determine whether it’s best to borrow or do without? The Fine Line: Good Debt vs. Bad Debt Through the history of … Continue reading

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Preparing for Your “Base Income Year”

PREPARING FOR YOUR “BASE INCOME YEAR” For parents who anticipate their child/children will attend college, part of the process will usually include compiling personal financial documentation to apply for grants, loans and scholarships. While much merit-based financial assistance exists to … Continue reading

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