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Kansas City Star – Gift cards for college savings gain popularity

December 4, 2015

Gift cards linked to a child’s college savings plan, such as a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 account, were novelty items when introduced several years ago. But lately they’ve been gaining traction as families struggle to sock away money for tuition and textbooks. Read More Here Continue Reading...

Chicago Tribune – It’s easier now to give a gift to 529 college savings plan

November 9, 2015

Friends and family can use college 529 gift registries and other online tools with minimum contribution amounts as low as $25. Carolyn Bigda Getting Started How to give the gift of college this holiday season. If you are like me and already thinking about your holiday shopping list, consider this Continue Reading...

The Motley Fool – 6 Facts that will Change how you Think about Money

September 28, 2015

By David Kretzmann Saving and spending our money wisely does not come naturally to us, as evidenced by Americans' high debt and poor savings rates. However, with the right perspective, managing your money becomes a lot simpler. Here are six points that will change how you think about money. How Continue Reading...

CNN – Preparing for college savings early

September 21, 2015

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Parents trying to avoid the legacy of student debt

August 20, 2015

According to a new survey, nearly half of parents who haven’t paid off their own student loans have saved at least $5,000 toward college costs for each of their children. By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Parents who are still paying off their student loans are determined to save for Continue Reading...

CNN – Debt altering collegians’ after-school plans

August 8, 2015

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CNBC – Student debt pushes off financial milestones

August 5, 2015

Tom Anderson | @bytomanderson Student loan debt can cost you more than principal and interest. It can mean postponing major milestones of adulthood. A survey by Bankrate.com released Wednesday found that 56 percent of people age 18 to 29 have put off major life events like getting married, purchasing a car or home, Continue Reading...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Are more young people saving to avoid tuition debt later?

June 10, 2015

By Tim Grant / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette College is not getting any cheaper, but relying on student loans is all but guaranteed to make it cost more. A greater number of high school students are starting to realize that preparing for college means more than simply getting good grades and prepping Continue Reading...

Financial Advisor – Study: More High School Students, Parents Saving For College

May 27, 2015

CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS Unless presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Barry Sanders has his way, higher education will continue to present an enormous expense, and young people, together with their parents, will have to plan accordingly. Luckily, today’s high school students display increasing amounts of financial awareness, according to the 2015 edition Continue Reading...

Money Radio 1510 – Business for Breakfast – May 2015

May 8, 2015

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