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Ways to Save for Your Child’s College Education

By: Tracey Clayton Education Planning Views: 10401 | Comments: 3 | Votes: 1

Tracey Clayton

People often tend to think that parents need more money when their kids are very young, or better yet, babies. However, the price of piled up diapers doesn’t even come near to the price of education, especially college education. And if you count in the books and other additional costs, these numbers will only keep on betting bigger and bigger. More

Is a Roth IRA Conversion Right for Me

By: Thomas J. Hartfield Education Planning Views: 8057 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Thomas J. Hartfield

Any time we manage a portfolio for our clients, there are always tax considerations. Between the estate tax, gift tax, income tax and capital gains tax, most transactions involve some interaction with the tax code. Usually the laws are written to provide the maximum disadvantage to the taxpayer.   Tax-Free Investment Earnings for Life!?   First, some background on Roth-IRAs. More

Scholarships: The Top 10 Strangest Ways to Pay for College

By: Art Of Saving Education Planning Views: 3456 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Art Of Saving

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college education. The problem is that scholarships are typically merit-based, which means they are usually reserved for students with 4.0 GPAs or star athletes. Thankfully, there are scholarships that rely on other kinds of distinction. Some of these scholarships might be called "non-traditional"; others are downright strange. Well, not anymore. More

Guide for Students and New Grads

By: Amanda Gleason Education Planning Views: 2588 | Comments: 0 | Votes: 0

Amanda Gleason

Bankrate.com just released their 2007 College Financing and Career Guide, and there are some articles included that are definitely worth checking out. I'd had internships during college, but my last one wasn't something that could pan out into a full-time job (the company was too small, I think). It was then that my parents sat me down and had a little talk about "networking". More