Archives for November 2011

4 Tax Saving Strategies for College Funding

It seems there are as many ways to save for college as there are colleges. It pays to do some research and understand ways you can not only save for your child’s education, but save on your tax bill at the same time. Depending on how much college costs, it’s possible to use tax strategies to save as much as you spend on college tuition (at least in … [Read more...]

How to Get an Athletic Scholarship

Does your student have athletic ability? Do you think he or she might have a chance at an athletic scholarship? If so, it’s extremely important to do your homework. Here are 7 tips to find out if an athletic scholarship is right for your child: Start early. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) eligibility rules begin with 9th … [Read more...]

Choose a Career, Not a Major

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and they dream of being astronauts, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc. Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut anymore, what they want their career to be when they finish school needs to be a driving force behind their decisions now. Although common wisdom … [Read more...]

November 2011: When to Complete College Applications

Greetings! Is your senior finishing up his or her College Applications? It's best to have them submitted before the Thanksgiving break, so help your child stay on track! Find out why this is so important in the "Senior Scoop" below, and keep reading to find out which college degrees are most marketable in today's economy so you can help your … [Read more...]

529 Plan Basics: Pros, Cons and Strategies

One strategy that many families use to save for college is to invest in a 529 plan. What is it? A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs. 529 plans, legally known as “qualified tuition plans,” are sponsored by states, state agencies or educational institutions and are authorized by Section … [Read more...]