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Education Tax Credits – What You Need to Know

What You Should Know about Changes in Education Provisions in the Tax Law The IRS has several provisions for helping families offset the cost of education through education tax credits. Are you making the most of tax benefits designed to offset some of the high costs of education?  The American Opportunity Tax Credit, extended through […]

What Are My College Funding Options?

That new baby (or grandbaby) coos and smiles and melts your heart. It’s hard to imagine her all grown up and heading off to college. Before you know it, she’ll be walking across that stage getting her high school diploma and buying decorations for her dorm room. How will you pay for her college dream? […]

Saving for College

Many of us are sending kids back to school this month, and thinking about the financial hit our wallet may take if our kids are in private school or attending college. Last week, our blog focused mostly on financial aid do’s and don’ts. But whether your children (or grandchildren!) are young, middle schoolers, or college […]

College Bound: Avoiding Financial Aid Mistakes

Are you the parent of a high school student? Are you starting to plan for college? When my son was considering colleges, the comment I heard most often from parents who’d already put their kids through school was, “count on it costing three times what you think it will cost”. I was horrified. How would […]