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Using I-Bonds to Save for College

With inflation running hot, inflation-linked U.S. government "Series I" bonds are the best deal going in the fixed-income universe. So it's not surprising that I-Bonds have become attractive for education-related
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The Coverdell ESA – Still a Good Way to Save for College

The Coverdell Education Savings Account has a significant advantage over college-savings 529 plans — an advantage that makes the Coverdell well-suited to SMI’s strategies. 
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Helping Your Kids Find Their Way

Learn about two resources that can help teenagers make good decisions about choosing a career field.
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Graduate-Level Lessons in Debt

In several recent articles, we’ve been looking at how well prospective college students and their parents understand the cost of college and the implications of student loans. The broad conclusion? Too many such students
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Unclear About the Cost of College

A new study from Fidelity emphasizes some of the points made in our August newsletter article about paying for college. It shows how unaware many families are about the cost of college and the ramifications of student
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Making Student-Loan Debt Real – Before College Begins

Borrowing money for a college education will have long-term consequences, so be sure you know what you're getting into.
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How College Financial Aid Really Works

For many families with college-bound children, how to pay for college can become one of their greatest financial challenges, both in practical terms (coming up with the money) and emotional terms (deciding on the “right”
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Navigating the College Admissions Process

Selective schools may be increasingly difficult to get into, but there are plenty of colleges that offer a quality education, have high acceptance rates, and offer a decent amount of financial aid.
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Expanding Your Skills and Shoring Up Your Employability – Online

Online education is more convenient and cost-effective than ever. Whether you want to update your job skills, acquire a professional credential, or even earn an entire degree, you probably can find what you’re seeking
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Maximizing Need-Based College Financial Aid

If your child is a sophomore or junior in high school, repositioning some of your financial resources now may reduce the price you pay for college later.
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