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Should I Contribute to a 529 Plan Only To Roll It Into a Roth IRA Later? Education February 20th, 2024
In past years, contributing to a 529 plan presented a clear risk to parents and grandparents. It's always been a…
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JustAnswer Review: 5 Things To Know Before You Sign Up Education September 19th, 2023
If you’ve ever looked for a quick, simple answer from a professional, maybe you've stumbled across JustAnswer. I first used…
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Does Clark Recommend a Separate 529 Account for Each Child? Education September 15th, 2023
Money expert Clark Howard extolls the virtues of 529 plans every chance he gets. You put money into those plans…
What Is an ABLE Account?
What Is an ABLE Account? Education May 23rd, 2023
For parents of children with disabilities, tax-free Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts can be an invaluable tool for…
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How Do I Avoid the Money in My Bank Disqualifying My Children From Financial Aid for College? Education May 4th, 2023
If you've sent kids to college, you've probably heard of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSA offers federal…
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The Top 5 Benefits of Community College Education January 24th, 2023
Once you’ve decided to continue your education past high school, the next step is choosing where you want to go…
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Where To Take Free Online Courses Education January 19th, 2023
If you're interested in learning a new skill, hoping to get a raise at work or considering a career change,…
When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a 529 Plan
When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use a 529 Plan Children & Pets February 25th, 2022
It's a natural inclination for parents to start thinking about a child's education as soon as their baby is born.…
9 Ways To Pay for College Without Student Loans
9 Ways To Pay for College Without Student Loans Education June 24th, 2021
Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached $1.55 trillion including both federal and private student loans. It's no secret…
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Where Do I Look for Affordable and Legitimate Online Schools? Education April 19th, 2021
Welcome to Ask Clark, a column designed to answer your financial questions, by money expert Clark Howard. How Can I Find…
12 best ways to find a college scholarship
12 Best College Scholarships Websites Plus Other Resources Education January 16th, 2020
The idea of student loan debt can be pretty terrifying — especially considering the average student loan debt for a…
New rankings: Most and least valuable college majors
New rankings: The most and least valuable college majors Education August 30th, 2019
It's no secret that some degrees pay off more than others, but there are other important factors involved when it…
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Why you should keep paying off your student loan debt Education April 23rd, 2019
One presidential hopeful wants to do student loan forgiveness in a big, bold way — but does that mean you…
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How to know if you qualify for student loan forgiveness Education March 14th, 2019
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is pitched as a lifeline for students who emerge with student loan debt from…
Why a bigger 529 plan isn’t necessarily better
Why a bigger 529 plan isn’t necessarily better Education March 12th, 2019
It might be tempting to think bigger is better when it comes to saving for a child's future education expenses,…
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How to get your student loans cancelled if your college abruptly shuts down Education December 10th, 2018
What happens when a college gets a failing grade and goes out of business? While it's not widely known, there…
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit November 13th, 2018
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Banks & Banking November 1st, 2018
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
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529 Plans: The Best Places to Invest Your Education Savings Education October 15th, 2018
Looking for the best 529 plan to help you save for education expenses? Here's my annual list of the top…
Student loan repayment scams: How to avoid getting ripped off!
Student loan repayment scams: How to avoid getting ripped off! Money & Credit October 1st, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education has issued a scam alert about some companies that promise to help lower monthly payments for…
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios Education October 1st, 2018
If you think the cost of a four-year degree is expensive, try piling on another two or more years of…
8 places you can learn to code for free!
8 places you can learn to code for free! Education September 11th, 2018
The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don't further their education after they get…
Free online courses, lessons and apps that will make you smarter
Free online courses, lessons and apps that will make you smarter Education May 22nd, 2018
If you're looking to learn more, challenge yourself or 'get out of your comfort zone,' there are plenty of resources out…
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day with these 30+ deals & discounts!
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day with these 30+ deals & discounts! Deals & Savings April 24th, 2018
Tuesday, May 3, is National Teacher Appreciation Day, which makes this week Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are such an important part of…
Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more
Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more Shopping & Retail April 24th, 2018
While kids across the country soak up the last few weeks of summer, parents are already in back-to-school mode and…
BIG list of discounts you can get with a student ID
BIG list of discounts you can get with a student ID Deals & Savings March 6th, 2018
Student discounts are an interesting topic. They don't typically give you a discount for anything on campus, because those amenities…
12 easy ways to get valuable things totally free
12 easy ways to get valuable things totally free Money & Credit February 27th, 2018
Now that 2017 is rolling along, the holiday bills are rolling in and cash is tight. But guess what? We…
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums Insurance February 20th, 2018
In the continuation of a disturbing trend, your driving record is becoming less and less relevant to setting your auto…
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50 free classes that can really pay off Education June 1st, 2017
Skills pay the bills, at least according to a lot of early '90s hip hop. But that doesn't mean you…
Want to brag about your Harvard Education? Now you can for free!
Want to brag about your Harvard Education? Now you can for free! Education May 16th, 2017
If you missed out on attending an Ivy League university due to your less than stellar grade point average, then…