Should You Go To College?

Should You Go To College?

HOW IMPORTANT IS A COLLEGE DEGREE? At the University of Baltimore 2016 Midyear Commencement, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen shared her thoughts about the importance of college: “Economists are not certain about many things. But we are quite certain that a college...
The Gift of College Savings

The Gift of College Savings

LOOKING FOR A GREAT GIFT? If you have friends or relations with young children, consider starting or contributing to a 529 College Savings Plan. It’s a great way to fund a future education and, let’s face it, really young children often enjoy the box and wrapping more...
College Savings 529 Plan

College Savings 529 Plan

How To Use A College Savings 529 Plan If you have a child or grandchild who will be heading to college soon, and you have set up and contributed to a 529 College Savings Plan, it’s almost time to tap into those funds. The reason many people start tucking money aside...
4 Money Tips for New Graduates

4 Money Tips for New Graduates

Money Tips For New Graduates (And Everyone) When I speak at a college or graduate school, my message is always the same: Today, this month, this year is your moment of maximum opportunity. Every day that ticks by is a day that is gone forever. If you have things you...
College Costs: Not Just Tuition

College Costs: Not Just Tuition

College Costs: Not Just Tuition When planning for your children’s college education, pay attention to more than just tuition and fees when you choose a school. Housing and food are among the many outlays that pump up the price of education. Tuition and fees only...
Should Kids Pay for College

Should Kids Pay for College

Should Kids Pay for College Even if I can afford to pay for the cost of my kids’ college education, should I pay for all of it? No. Having them pay for at least part of education expenses better prepares them for later life. As my kids grow, I know that they should go...
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