college

Student Loans: Understanding How Much to Borrow

Student Loans: Understanding How Much to Borrow

Is your son or daughter graduating from high school in a few months? You may be feeling excitement and fear simultaneously. And for good reason: student loan debt is a $1.52 trillion crisis, according to Forbes. That’s trillion with a T. There are over 44 million U.S. borrowers with student loan debt.

In this guest post, Andy Kearns offers guidelines on how much to borrow in student loans if your son or daughter is college-bound.

5 Ways to Prepare for College Expenses

5 Ways to Prepare for College Expenses

Did you know that saving for college is the #1 worry of families with children? But only 17% of families are saving for college expenses. Within this post, I hope to alleviate some of the concerns you have about funding college — especially if your child is in high school.

College Saving: Alternatives to the 529

College Saving: Alternatives to the 529

Previously, I touted 529 plans as the premier college savings tool.  However, there are other alternatives to consider – depending on your risk tolerance and goals.  Savings bonds, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and Roth IRAs accounts are just a few of the available alternatives to 529 plans.