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October 2014

Student Debt: Know Before You Apply

As the college application season approaches, it’s important to remember one of the big reasons you want your child to attend college: Because of the opportunities for a better adult life that college provides. Whether that means career, intellectual, social, or another form of engagement and success, college is considered by many to be a key piece. In order to…

Morningstar 529 Plan Ratings

Investment analyst Morningstar released their annual rating of 529 plans this week. Morningstar rates 529 plans on the same 5 criteria it uses in its mutual fund ratings: People–Are the managers and researchers directing the plan’s investments skilled and well-supported? Process–Are the strategies sensible and are past successes likely to be repeated? Are the asset-allocation and fund selection for the age-based…