Expecting a bundle of joy and wondering if you will be able to afford sending him or her off to college? Fortunately, you have a number of tax-advantaged federal and state college savings vehicles at your disposal, including the 529 plan, which comes in two varieties: the prepaid tuition plan and the savings plan. The […]
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Once you establish an UGMA or UTMA, the assets you gift cannot be retrieved. Setting up a custodial account can be a savvy move for adults who want to gift their assets and help their children become financially independent. But there are many considerations — and consequences — to weigh before opening an account. Here […]
If you are considering purchasing a car for your student, ask the question: Why does he or she need a car? In many cases, students leaving home for the first time are inexperienced in managing money and it is their first taste of financial independence. Parents can help prepare their children to spend wisely. There […]
More than half of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with debt averaging more than $20,000. College costs have skyrocketed over the past decade, rising faster than the overall rate of inflation. According to the College Board, the average annual cost of a four-year public college, including tuition, fees, and room and board now runs $17,131. The […]
photo credit: nniknak Many financial experts believe the best time to introduce children to college planning is when they are in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade. Being part of the college planning process can be very educational for children, as it presents them with valuable financial lessons for the future. Children can earn money, […]
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