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529 Plan Contributions for 2014

It’s too late, right? Not if you live in Oregon. In Oregon (and several other states) you can make a state-tax-deductible contribution to your 529 plan up until you file your 2014 taxes. If you do make a contribution in the first part of 2015, it’s generally best to take the deduction for 2014. Not only do you get the…

Common FAFSA Mistakes

Get ready: the FAFSA is coming. The 2015-2016 FAFSA will be available in just a couple of days, on Jan. 1. Here are some common mistakes people make in completing the FAFSA: Not doing it: Yes, the FAFSA takes time but no, you should not skip it, even if you don’t think you’ll be eligible for aid. Why not? Because…