If you've got a child entering college in the near future, hopefully, you've also got a 529 account in place and ready to cover some of the costs of tuition and all the other associated expenses. Keep in mind, you can withdraw money from a 529 plan at any time for any reason.Read More
There are so many decisions to make when your child is approaching college age. My own daughter is a junior in high school right now, and I can tell you firsthand that the choices, opportunities, and possibilities seem endless! Among the first decisions you should consider is whether community college is a good fit for your child.Read More
October 1st is right around the corner, and if you've got a high school senior, that means it's time to start preparing for the FAFSA®.
First off, FAFSA actually stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To apply for federal student aid for college, you need to complete the FAFSA form at fafsa.gov.
Federal student aid comes from the federal government (U.S. Department of Education). It’s money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses.Read More
I work with a lot of families who have kids planning to attend college in the next 5-10 years. Many families don't get serious about college funding and planning until their kids get to high school and it becomes too hard to ignore!Read More
There is a ton of information on the Internet about college financial aid, some of it conflicting, some of the pointless, some of it actually helpful. My goal for this guide is for you to spend 10 minutes of your time getting answers to some of your college financial aid questions without spending three hours searching on Google!Read More
If you are part of a family with young kids, I bet your life is crazy busy. I get it. But in between carpooling, sports practices, daycare, sick kids, demanding jobs, and everything else, there are six critical steps you need to make sure you have taken care of to put your family on a path to financial success.Read More