How to Pay for College for Multiple Children

  OK, moms and dads, how will you pay for college for multiple children? With college costs now averaging more than $22,000 per year per child for a public in-state student and averaging more than $44,000 per year per student for private colleges,

How to Beat the Odds for College Admission

  College admission is complicated.  Here's how to beat the odds for college admission and get into the right school at the right price. With an ever-increasing pool of applicants trying to gain college admission and college admission rates

What Can Parents Do To Make Paying For College Easier

Paying for college involves lots of moving pieces.  What can parents do to make paying for college easier on their wallets now and their retirement dreams later? Parents of college-bound high school students are served better when they and their

Playing with Fire: Financial Advisors Need Help with College Planning

Are you playing with fire when it comes to college planning? You just might be.  I have a good friend of mine whose signature mock saying is "drive fast, take chances, live dangerously." Well, most people do and would just laugh at that.  "No way,"

Paying for College: 4 Helpful Tips for Grandparents

There is a saying that to raise a child takes a village.  It also takes money.  Some reports indicate that the cost of raising a child today through high school graduation for a dual-income family is just about $250,000. Adding in the cost of

8 Tips to Pay for College Without Student Loans

   With the average college student graduating with at least $28,000 in debt - and in many cases much more - you've got to wonder if there are other ways to pay for college without student loans.  Yes, Virginia, you can get a college degree without

College Planning Tips from Car Buyers

  College is expensive and getting more expensive every year.  It's almost like buying a new car.  You wouldn't simply show up at a car dealer's lot and drive off with the first car you saw, would you?  I didn't think so.  Well, here you can use

Life Insurance for College Savings – Proceed with Caution

As the foliage starts to turn and campus tours bring a new crop of potential applicants to colleges everywhere, anxious parents worry about how to pay for that college degree.  Parents may be pitched the benefits of cash value life insurance as a

The College Funding Dilemma

With the cost of a college degree exceeding $60,000 and in many cases approaching $100,000 or more for a bachelor's degree at an in-state public university, how will you pay for it?  You can beg, borrow and probably steal (though not recommended) but

Warning: Parental Help May Lead to Lower GPA

  As parents we always want to do the very best for our kids and helping them pay for college is up there on the list.  But what if too much help is a bad thing? Sometimes the best of intentions can have unintended consequences. According