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Planning for College

Goal-Based Savings Accounts Can Get You Where You Want to Be — Faster

When you’re a young adult, saving seems next to impossible. Whatever pay scale you’re on, you’re probably not far from the bottom. And between housing, food, transportation, and having fun,...

Lynn Mucken
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8 Smart Steps for Handling Homework
Family Life

8 Smart Steps for Handling Homework

Got the after-school blues? Homework can feel like drudgery to children, and parents often see it as one more unwelcome chore during the hectic evening hours. A recent survey from...

Charlotte Latvala
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Go Generic Save for College
Saving for College

How Going Generic Can Help You Save for College

Once upon a time, I was an extreme couponer. I spent hours each week clipping coupons, researching deals and plotting shopping trips that combined as many types of discounts as...

Carrie Kirby
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Tips for Dealing with College Rejection Letters
Planning for College

How To Support Your Child When They Don’t Get In: Tips For Dealing With College Rejection Letters

Rejection is never fun, but college rejection can hurt more than many parents realize. Students have dreams, and many times they see going to this specific university or studying in...

Robert Farrington
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Stay on Top of Your Financial Resolutions
Financial Basics

7 Ways to Stay on Top of Your Financial Resolutions This Year

Remember back on December 31st, when you were ecstatic about putting some resolutions into place that would really shape your finances for the better this year? Yeah, neither do we....

Cheryl Lock
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What Goes Into Your FICO Score
Financial Basics

What Goes Into Your Credit Score, Anyway?

Your credit score affects almost every part of your financial life, from employment to insurance rates to whether or not you qualify for that mortgage. At its most basic, a...

Kate Ashford
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Grow Your Kid's College Fund Using Tax Refunds
Saving for College

Grow Your Kid’s College Fund Using Tax Refunds

Whether this year’s tax refund is minimal or hearty, there are probably plenty of fun things you’d like to do with that extra cash. The truth is, though, if you’re...

Cheryl Lock
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