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Finding College Funding Outside the Box

June 01, 2009 By: Kate Scozzaro Category: Best College Advice, Maximize your savings, Paying for College 1 Comment →

You applied, you got in, you packed your car and you’re all ready to go off to college. But what about tuition? What about books? And you can’t forget room and board. You’ve sent in your FAFSA form and received a small scholarship, but it still seems like the college price tag might be more than you can bargained for. Where do you go from here?


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Affording College in a Recession, or Any Economy – A Few Tricks

May 04, 2009 By: Elizabeth Kudner Category: Maximize your savings, Paying for College No Comments →

Today’s guest post was contributed by Eugene Aronsky from

College is expensive. (I am sorry to be so blunt, but this is true). What’s more, given the state of the current economy getting funding for college is far more difficult, and for those of us who are able to get loans to pay for school, paying those loans back will not be easy. On this note, I would like to talk to you about some things that you might do to make college more affordable.


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Be Smart - Start a 529 Plan

March 12, 2008 By: Joseph Schmitt Category: Maximize your savings, The financial insider No Comments →

I know there are plenty of parents out there that are saving to pay for the college education of their children.  First of all, I think that is a noble and honorable thing to do and I applaud parents who are doing it.  Your children will be better off because of your intuitive thinking and fiscal intelligence. (more…)