Paying for college

Saving and paying for college is a complex process. It can involve student loans, college savings accounts, and more.
All Questions: Paying for college
Posted January 19, 2017

You can also just open a taxable brokerage account. Buy 10 to 20 individual stocks and let them ride. I'd only invest in stocks that are part of the S...

Posted January 19, 2017 · New York, NY
Mark Struthers

Mark Struthers

CFA, CFP®

Good question.

Most likely no, it would not. Generally, it is good to have both Roth and 529 assets. The reason being is the Roth has more flexibilit...

Posted January 12, 2017
Mark Struthers

Mark Struthers

CFA, CFP®

More people need to ask, and at least attempt to answer, this question. College needs to be looked at like an investment. Over the last 15+ years it h...

Posted January 6, 2017

There's no single solution here, but I would typically urge you to keep the funds in your Roth IRAs, adopt a long term growth strategy, and determine ...

Posted December 28, 2016

Budgeting! Search online for a budgeting worksheet to help design an effective budget for your income and expenses. Then carefully track your expenses...

Posted December 27, 2016

If you're funding your retirement and education for your son, then there are really three key items I think you should consider:

1) After-Tax Reserv...

Posted December 21, 2016 · Los Angeles, CA

I would be careful about using federal loan funds for anything that is not education related. You might be able to make the case that a car is necess...

Posted December 17, 2016
Mark Struthers

Mark Struthers

CFA, CFP®

A common question is funding college vs. saving for retirement. A lot depends on your specific situation, but if you can do both with dual-purpose acc...

Posted December 17, 2016 · Los Angeles, CA
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CCCS of Buffalo , Inc. (NFCC)

NFCC Certified Credit Counselor

I would contact your previous employer to see if there is any payment plan that could made to pay back your 15,000 obligation. If not a personal loan...

Posted December 15, 2016 · Dallas, TX
Linda Jacob

Linda Jacob

CFP®, AFC®

If you are willing to put off Grad school until you have saved and can pay cash, I would recommend that strategy.

You are lucky enough to have pare...

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