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Finance
  • Ways to Bring Down the Bill for College Ways to Bring Down the Bill for College Higher education more often than not comes with a high cost. For those who know where to look, it’s absolutely possible to find ways to bring down that bill and make seeking a higher education more affordable. Below are avenues where students and their parents can find ways to offset costs.  Start Saving Early This might be the most common tip out there, but it doesn’t hurt ...
  • Consider these College Funds – Ways to Make Paying for College Easier Consider these College Funds - Ways to Make Paying for College Easier Even though college might still be a ways away, budgeting and saving is always relevant. Before application season descends upon your household, start preparing to see what you can do to financially prepare for the hefty cost of college by looking into the different types of college savings plans available to you.  529 Plans Legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” 529 plans are offered in all fifty ...
  • Back to the Basics: The Cash Envelope System Back to the Basics: The Cash Envelope System Sometimes all it takes to get back on track is to stick to the basics. When was the last time you paid for a purchase in cash? Do you typically carry cash with you? In this day and age, we favor convenience over cash. Credit cards and apps are people’s typical payment methods, but it may be a little too ...
  • Tips to Work Through Your Financial Stress Tips to Work Through Your Financial Stress Managing your finances can be stressful. It may seem like you never have enough or that your most of your paycheck goes toward paying your bills than savings account. While it can be difficult not to stress about money, it’s important to work on putting your finances in check so it’s not a constantly lingering cloud over your head. Know exactly where you stand ...
  • Unconventional Ways to Help Pay for College Unconventional Ways to Help Pay for College As the cost of college continues to increase, it’s becoming vital to discover new ways to pay for it. Thinking outside the box is the best way to come up with unconventional ways to fund your education. If you find yourself stressed and short on creativity, here are a few ideas to help get you started. Employer Reimbursement Do you have a job you love? ...
  • Helping your Kids through College without Breaking the Bank Helping your Kids through College without Breaking the Bank Preparing and sending your kids to college is no easy task. The financial responsibilities alone are enough to make anyone sweat. There are a few things you can do to help minimize the costs and make the transition easier for everyone. Save some money and stress with these simple tips. Stay Home You read that right. Don’t send your children away. Encourage your kids to live ...