Funding a College Education with Taxes in Mind
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Funding a College Education with Taxes in Mind

While 529 plans are a popular way to fund expensive college educations, Buckingham Senior Tax Manager Shawn Williamson shares more options that may benefit both students and parents from a tax standpoint. According to a recent study, a year of tuition, books, supplies and day-to-day living expenses at a four-year university will cost on average $35,551….

Making Sense of Education Savings:  What’s Right for You?
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Making Sense of Education Savings: What’s Right for You?

2021 – 08/23 by David Ressner Feeling overwhelmed by your college savings choices? It’s no wonder – there are myriad options, and which ones are a good fit will depend on your specific circumstances. Whether you’re saving for college, graduate school or some other educational credential, working alongside an advisor who understands the available savings…

Finding a College That Fits Your Budget and Your Child
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Finding a College That Fits Your Budget and Your Child

February 5, 2021 by David Ressner Knowledge is power. That fact applies to so many parts of life, especially college planning. Until recently, college admissions and financial aid were black boxes. But lately, light has been shone into that box. You can take advantage of that knowledge, rather than being taken advantage of, when searching…

Demystifying Planning & Paying for College
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Demystifying Planning & Paying for College

Demystify planning for college costs: Manisha Thakor and David Ressner discuss saving for college, financial aid, calculating costs and even how to identify the right (priced) college. By clicking on any of the links above, you acknowledge that they are solely for your convenience, and do not necessarily imply any affiliations, sponsorships, endorsements or representations…

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College Education is Invaluable, But it Doesn’t have to be Crazy Expensive

Going to college can aid a financial future. Paying for college, however, can stunt a financial future. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, for the 2014-15 academic year, the average annual price for undergraduate tuition, fees, room, and board was $16,188 at public institutions and $41,970 at private nonprofit institutions. These high costs often lead…