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529 Plan Overview: Are they the Answer to Rising Tuition Inflation?
Mon, 02/25/13 | 17 Comments
529 Plan Overview: Are they the Answer to Rising Tuition Inflation?

One of the most requested posts I have received since starting this blog is to cover 529 plans. Why? My take is that many readers of this site are having children for the first time …

New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available
Wed, 01/23/13 | 21 Comments
New Federal “Pay As You Earn” Student Loan Repayment Plan Now Available

Towards the end of December, a new federal Pay As You Earn repayment plan for student loans became available.
If you’ve taken out a federal direct student loan within the last few years, you may be …

Moving Into a Career in Nursing: my Wife’s Career Change Story
Wed, 11/28/12 | 13 Comments
Moving Into a Career in Nursing: my Wife’s Career Change Story

In a previous post on education tax credits, I noted that my wife was going back to school for an accelerated nursing degree through a local community college.
That prompted a 20somethingfinance reader, Telly, to write …

Student Loan Deferment, Forbearance, & Forgiveness Options
Wed, 09/5/12 | 12 Comments
Student Loan Deferment, Forbearance, & Forgiveness Options

Student loan debt is a problem in the U.S. It has surpassed $1 trillion, and even surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever. I do not carry any student loans, but my wife …

Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012
Mon, 08/27/12 | 23 Comments
Education Tax Credits & Deductions in 2012

Update: the 2013 & 2014 education tax credits & deductions have since been posted. This article is focused on 2012.
It’s back to school week for many students. This post should be timely for those of …

Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?
Mon, 10/31/11 | 17 Comments
Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?

We have a tuition inflation problem in this country. As a result, we have a student loan debt problem as well.
Student debt was higher than credit card debt for the first time ever in 2010 …


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