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Why Your IRA Shouldn't Double as an Education Savings Plan

Your IRA may have the option to help pay for college, but that doesn't mean it should be your go-to education savings plan.

Is It Smart to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card?

Putting your college tuition on plastic is certainly an option; but should you do it?

This Is How Student Loan Interest Works

Your student loan balance is just one piece of the financial puzzle. You should know how your loan interest works, too.

My Kid Got Accepted to an Expensive Private College — Now What?

How much is too much when it comes to college costs? A worried father breaks down the costs and the benefits of a child's hefty tuition.

Here's How Late Starters Can Save for Their Kids' Education

You've always planned to save for your kid's college education. But that kid is in high school, and you haven't even started. What now?

How to Keep Student Loans From Wrecking Your Retirement

Young Americans owe thousands in student loan debt. Unfortunately, so do their parents.

The Encouraging Truth About How Americans Are Covering the Cost of College

Everybody knows college is expensive, but just how much are people really paying out of pocket? A recent survey sheds some light.

4 Smartest Ways to Use a Home-Equity Loan

If you have the home equity to spare, you can borrow against it. Just be sure you're using the loan for something smart.

8 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult

There's a lot more life in the way when you return to school as an adult. Here's a crash course in making it work.

Should You Save for College Using a 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan?

Prepaid tuition plans let you buy your kid semesters of college, locked into today's pricing. Are these a good idea?

Are You Ruining Your Retirement by Spoiling Your Kids?

You'd do anything for your kids — but you shouldn't derail your retirement to loan them money.

6 Questions to Ask Before Taking Out Student Loans

College isn't cheap and a student loan may seem inescapable. Make sure you've checked out all your options before you sign.

10 Ways for College Students to Save Loads of Money

Being a student can be expensive; here's how you can save!

Why Saving Too Much Money for a College Fund Is a Bad Idea

It's no secret that college is costly, but stashing too much cash for your kid's education can be a not-so-great move for your financial security.

6 Things Financial Aid Might Not Cover

It's that time of year when students and parents are figuring out how to pay for college. Find out what financial aid covers — and what it doesn't.

8 Money-Smart Things I Wish I'd Asked Santa For

You wasted your Dear Santa letters on Barbies and video games. Don't you wish you'd asked for these things instead?

7 Unique Ways Millennials Are Dealing With Student Loan Debt

Millennials are a famously innovative group. And when it comes to paying back student loans, they're just as on the ball.

How Your Child Can Earn College Credits in High School (For Cheap)

Help your high schooler get a head start on college, while you get a head start on saving money.

6 Ways That Better Paying Job Out of State May Cost You

Scoping out a new, better paying job out of state? Beware of these factors that could cost you.

When Should You Start Saving for Your Child’s Education?

While college costs continue to soar, how can you best save up for your child’s education?