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Podcasts, Podcasts and More!

I’ve had a blast being a guest on a few podcasts recently: On The Money Mindset Podcast, host Ashley Patrick and I talked about balancing college savings and funding with a family’s other financial responsibilities, best practices in borrowing for college, and so much more. On Pumped Up Parenting, host Celia Kibler and I talked financial aid, the FAFSA, and…

Prepaid Tuition Plans

If you’ve looked at your 529 statement lately, you might have wondered if there’s a college savings option that earns a return without the volatility we’ve seen for the last six months. Prepaid tuition plans are one such option. Prepaid tuition plans have pros– like guaranteed returns– but also some cons to make up for those. Is a prepaid tuition…

Tuition is Up, But So Are Tuition Discounts

Like prices for everything else, college costs are rising once again. After two years of historically low increases in tuition– where college prices actually decreased in inflation-adjusted terms– college cost increases are returning to previous norms. Syracuse and Boston University both raised tuition more than 4%; the University of Virginia is raising by more than 8%. All while your 529…

How to Get Money Out of Your 529

Happy 5/29! 529 Day doesn’t get quite the attention of Pi Day or May the Fourth. To celebrate, let’s talk about taking money out of your 529, since there’s plenty of info out there about getting money in. You have three choices when withdrawing from your 529: Send the distribution to the account owner Send the distribution to the beneficiary…

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