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Are Parents Responsible for Paying for College? Teen Sues Parents Who Won’t Pay

You knew that it was just a matter of time before something like this happened, but it’s still a bit hard to believe. Rachel Canning, an 18 year-old girl from New Jersey is suing her parents saying that they kicked … Continue reading

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10 Ways Children Can Ruin Your Retirement

Discussing children and money in the same sentence can be dangerous. Most parents want to be able to support their children financially, but sometimes worry how to do so without putting their own futures in jeopardy. Children can be expensive, … Continue reading

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Save Money: It Doesn’t Matter Where You Go To College

By Mitchell Pauly The notion that going to a “good” college is a ticket to a brighter future should be taken on a case by case basis, but this isn’t what American society would have you believe. I want you … Continue reading

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Graduating College Without Debt

My neighbor’s child, Lisa, just graduated from college. She could have gone to some prestigious private schools or out-of-state colleges, but she chose to go to a smaller in-state college to save big bucks on tuition. She also considered a … Continue reading

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Is College Really Necessary?

It’s no secret that college costs are rising to ridiculous levels. Kids are graduating with huge debt loads. Even if their parents have saved for their schooling since birth, costs are rising so fast they’re still likely to have to … Continue reading

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Why Parents Shouldn’t Pay Entirely For College

One of the most enduring images that I recall from college was a video clip of an obviously drunk student at a football game and holding up a sign which read, “I don’t care. Daddy’s paying.” At the time, although … Continue reading

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Can You Help Me Figure Out How To Afford To Attend College? (Your Advice)

Most of those who attend college don’t have their parents paying for it or have a scholarship that pays for a full ride. That means that they are responsible for at least a portion of the cost of going to … Continue reading

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