How to Pay off Student Loans Faster

What’s the Best Way to Pay off Student Loans?

Getting a standard four-year degree can cost upwards of $200,000, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that a majority of students who attend college – even those who attend less expensive community colleges – accrue some debt while studying. While scholarships exist for those who excel in the classroom (and for those who are willing to put in the time to search and apply for them), most people leave college with a hefty sum of money to pay back. This puts a lot of pressure on new graduates to find jobs immediately so that they can begin an often decade-long repayment process. However it is possible to streamline this repayment process. All you have to do is simply follow these tips.

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Money for College: Choosing the Right 529 Plan

Money for College: Choosing the Right 529 Plan

Though we don’t hear about them much, 529 Plans have been around since 1996. They were created specifically to give tax breaks and other financial incentives to parents who were saving for their kids’ college education. 529 Plans come in lots of shapes and sizes, so choosing the right one can be tricky. To help you narrow down your options, here are some things to consider.

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Save for College or Retirement?

Historically, Americans aren’t big savers. Pile on top a global recession, lost jobs and wage cuts, saving for the future is challenging. But saving for retirement AND your child’s college education? That may seem downright impossible. We help you prioritize and offer suggestions about how to make the most of your money so you can save for all of life’s biggest events.

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Saving for College: Why You Need to Plan beyond Financial Aid

Autumn signals the beginning of college preparation season, where parents and their high school students gather information about potential college choices, prepare essays and applications, and of course, consider how to pay for it all. Mention college-planning to parents and their first thought is usually how to get (more) financial aid. Find out what financial aid actually means, how it doesn’t always cover all expenses and why you should consider financial aid planning, from Certified Financial Planner Kevin Worthley.

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