The High Price of Higher Learning: Rising Costs and Growing Debt March 3, 2021 3:13 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

Heres a look at the rising cost of attending college and how to start saving for college.

2 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Learning About Learning Costs: Making Sense of Education Expense Tax Deductions and Credits January 22, 2021 10:15 AM   |  Amy Heller

If you have kids, you already know that education can be expensive. But your dear Uncle Sam has offered up a number of tax deductions and tax credits to help you.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans

In Changing Times, Does Investing in a 529 Plan for College Still Make Sense? December 8, 2020 10:30 AM   |  Debbie Carlson

High costs and an uncertain job future have some parents weighing the idea of college.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans

The Birds and the Bees of Stocks and CDs: 4 Investing Lessons for Teens August 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  Miranda Marquit

Got kids? Learn how to teach them about money, especially during their teenage years. Here’s what you need to know about investing for teens.

3 min read  |  Household Finances

Back-to-School Money Goals August 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  Miranda Marquit

Going back to school looks different right now, but goal setting hasn’t changed. Here’s what you need to know.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans

What Is a 529 College Savings Plan, and What Education Expenses Can I Use It For? July 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  Miranda Marquit

Saving for college? The 529 plan is one of the most common college savings tools. Learn how a 529 plan can help you invest and save for higher education.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Four Tips to Help Make Investing and Saving for College Easier May 26, 2020 11:00 AM   |  Dara Luber

Parents dont have to be intimidated by the growing costs of higher education. Here are some tips for tackling the task of saving for college.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans

ABC + ESG? Education Savings Plus Socially Responsible Investing November 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  Debbie Carlson

Socially responsible investing is maturing, growing in assets, and moving into new territory. Find out where ESG investing is heading next.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy

College Savings Plans 101: Commonly Asked Questions Answered August 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  Miranda Marquit

From getting your college savings plans started to later tax implications, weve got information on the most commonly asked college education savings questions.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Estate Planning at Any Age: It’s Not Just for the Wealthy June 17, 2019 10:15 AM   |  Doug Ashburn

Consider getting an early start to estate planning, no matter what your age or financial situation. Organizing your financial affairs and estate can be a fruitful exercise at any point of your financial journey, but the sooner, the better.

4 min read  |  Estate Planning

Start a College Fund Early, and Let Your Kid in on the Plan May 17, 2019 9:00 AM   |  Dara Luber

Looking to the future? Starting a college fund can be part of an education investment plan for investing in a lifetime.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Accumulation: Four Steps to Build Your Retirement Portfolio February 22, 2019 4:00 AM   |  Debbie Carlson

Ready to invest for retirement? Learn a few simple steps to get a retirement investment portfolio ready for the road.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Management

Financial Planning for Baby: What It Costs to Raise a Child February 21, 2019 4:00 AM   |  Robert Siuty

Having children can be costly, but the family budget can be flexible to pay for them if you plan ahead.

3 min read  |  Household Finances

New Tax Laws: What They Mean for Investors November 9, 2018 4:00 AM   |  Rebecca McClay

Learn how new tax laws might impact your income, retirement and education savings plans, as well as your familys financial well-being.

5 min read  |  Tax Strategy

Financial Aid: Understanding Expected Family Contribution (EFC) October 11, 2018 4:00 AM   |  Debbie Carlson

Expected family contribution? As the time comes to start using the college savings youve accrued, be sure to know your EFC for your financial aid worksheets.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans

College Loan Basics: Private Student Loans, Savings & More June 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  Debbie Carlson

The cost of college is high and its been climbing steadily. Many students rely on loans to help them through. Looking for a student loan? Here are some alternatives.

5 min read  |  Household Finances

Tax Incentives: Govt Guiding Good Choices in Savings, Investing April 2, 2018 12:00 AM   |  Matt Whittaker

Tax incentives are designed to stimulate the economy. See the popular tax deductions and tax credits aimed at education, home buying and retirement savings from TD Ameritrade.

3 min read  |  Income Tax

Coverdell ESA: Kindergarten-to-College Education Savings Plans March 19, 2018 8:00 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

There are plenty of ways to save for your children’s college educations, but the Coverdell ESA lets you invest toward kindergarten, elementary, and high school costs.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans

How Tax-Free Investments May Benefit You, Your Kids, Charities February 11, 2018 11:00 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

We love our country but it is still hard to pay that tax bill, learn about tax free investments such as tax free bonds that can help diversify your portfolio and potentially lower your tax burden.

4 min read  |  Tax Strategy

Estate Planning At Any Age: Its Not Just for the Wealthy December 19, 2017 11:00 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

Consider getting an early start to estate planning, no matter what your age or financial situation.

4 min read  |  Estate Planning

Estate Planning: Build Up, Draw Down, Distribute Balance July 19, 2017 12:00 AM   |  Dan Rosenberg

Learn why estate plans aren’t just for the wealthy, and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

5 min read  |  Estate Planning

Paying for College? Here’s How to Use those Savings Plans April 7, 2017 12:00 AM   |  Debbie Carlson

Paying for college? Here’s the smart way to spend with 529s and Coverdell education savings plans.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Smart Spoiling: Why You Should Invest in Your Grandchildren February 20, 2017 11:00 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

Being a grandparent gives you new opportunities to invest. Learn how investing for grandchildren may help you spoil them long into the future.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Let Your Money Work For You, Avoid Tuition Sticker Shock Later October 19, 2016 12:00 AM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

The cost of college is rising and so is student debt. Learn how parents and grandparents can help kids pay for college with 529 college savings plans.

4 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Paying for College: How Grandparents Are Helping Out July 27, 2015 8:00 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

Grandparents are increasingly using 529 College Savings Plans and other means to help defray the costs of rising college tuition and leaner parental savings.

4 min read  |  College Savings Plans

Why Wait for Financial Aid? July 31, 2014 8:00 PM   |  Ticker Tape Editors

Steep college tuition is rising and securing financial aid is complex, possibly making tax-advantaged 529 College Savings Plans more attractive than ever.

5 min read  |  College Savings Plans

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