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Roth IRA or 529 for Grandkid’s College

   College is expensive. Grandparents may want to help.  They may have the funds but what's the best way?  Should you consider a Roth IRA or a 529 for your grandkid's college? These are just two of many options and each offers their own advantages

FAFSA Changes that Impact Future Students

On September 14, 2015, the Department of Education announced major FAFSA changes that impact future students.  These FAFSA changes will take effect for the 2017-2108 school year. They may very well impact financial aid prospects of future college

Tuition-Free Colleges

Tuition-free colleges? Is that insane or even possible. Well, a quality college education doesn't have to be insanely expensive.  With some planning and a diligent college search you can find at least twenty tuition-free colleges that may rescue your

Pay for College Without Huge Debt

As the calendar gets ready to announce a new school season, parents begin to ask what are the best ways to pay for college without huge debt.  With some planning it is possible to pay for a college education without putting yourself behind the eight

Planning for College Expenses

Aside from buying a home, paying for a child's college education can be one of the most expensive things a family will do.  Planning for college expenses requires a lot of thought and families can benefit from professional guidance. So how will

Value of a College Financial Planner

College is expensive: tuition, fees, books ... and now add a college financial planner into the mix.  What is the value of a college financial planner for families trying to figure out how to pay for college?  A lot. For many families hiring

Student Loans Burden Older Americans

We all know college is expensive and student loan debt continues to grow to nearly $1.2 trillion.  But for those nearing retirement, evidence shows that student loans burden older Americans more and more each year.  Here at CollegeCashPro, we've been

Smart Way to Borrow for College

  The smart way to borrow for college needs to begin with a plan.  Too often families turn first to loans to fill in the gap for the high cost of a college education.  Taking on too much debt to pay for college will burden parents and their

Five 529 Plan Myths

A 529 savings plan is a tax-smart way to save for your child or grandchild's college education.  You can be ahead of the game by avoiding these five 529 Plan myths that could be costly. Myth 1:  I must use the 529 Plan offered by my state of

Pay Wholesale for a College Education

Allow me to be brutally honest with the parents of college-bound students.   Unless you pay wholesale for a college education, you're paying too much. If you're like most parents, you'll be duped into paying retail but you should think smarter to pay