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The Boomerang Generation and Growing Student Debt

The Boomerang Generation and Growing Student Debt

Generational divides make splashy headlines. From the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers, to Gen X and Millennials, one group is constantly compared to another....
The Student Debt Payoff Trade-Off

The Student Debt Payoff Trade-Off

You crossed the stage, shook hands and received that diploma. Sixteen years of education paid off with a new job secured and … $30,000...
A College Piggy Bank? Start Saving Now

A College Piggy Bank? Start Saving Now

Piggy banks are fun gifts for children. Remember the sound of change hitting the bottom and trying to shake it out later? Those nostalgic...
#WhyI529: Putting Your Money to Work for You

#WhyI529: Putting Your Money to Work for You

Chris Goodwin, from Kansas City, MO, shares his story: When did you start saving? Believe it or not, I opened college saving accounts for my kids...
Child care costs are pinching the family budget

No Debate: Child Care Is Crunching Family Budgets

Even before the presidential debates kicked off this week, affordable child care had already emerged as a headline issue in the 2016 race. Both...
New college financial aid dates take effect October 1

New College Financial Aid Dates Take Effect October 1

Parents familiar with the federal financial aid process know that Jan. 1 has historically been the first day to file Free Application for Federal...
Small steps lead to college dreams

#WhyI529: Small Steps Lead To Big Dreams

Every little bit helps. Whether you’re saving money by shopping for consignment items or investing funds for college dreams, Amanda Birdsong can attest to...
WhyI529: Making Out-of-State College a Reality

#WhyI529: Making Out-of-State College a Reality

College costs are on the rise making an out-of-state education a stretch for many families. That financial hurdle can be difficult, especially when your...
#WhyI529: Saving Early Makes a Difference

#WhyI529: Saving Early Makes a Difference

Diapers, daycare and direct deposit ... for her kids' college savings. American Century Investments employee, Maria Huggins, shares why she’s starting her kids’ college...
8 Facts to Dispel 529 Plan Fiction

8 Facts to Dispel 529 Plan Fiction

What’s keeping you from opening a 529 Plan to invest for college? Think there are too many restrictions and high minimum investments? Think again. Don’t...

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