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Best ways to help your grandkids pay for college

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

If you’re a grandparent, you’ve probably thought about helping your grandchildren pay for college. The cost of college tuition has risen sharply since the days when your own children went to school, straining family finances and forcing many students to take out loans. One option that’s popular with grandparents is to invest in a 529

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When your kids ask how much money you make

Editor and Janet Bodnar •
Kiplinger

Coming from your children, “How much do you make?” is the kind of awkward question that makes parents squirm. Your first inclination may be to blurt out a top-of-the-head answer, such as “That’s none of your business.” You don’t feel comfortable sharing the information, and you’re naturally worried–not without reason–that your kids may let it

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What to do if you’re delinquent on your student loans

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

My son has fallen behind on his student loan payments. How can he get back on track? Have him contact the loan servicer immediately. Even one missed payment is considered a delinquency, and federal loans that have been delinquent for at least 90 days are reported to the three major credit agencies. If your son

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Teaching your teen about money

Wintrust

You want your teen to live a healthy lifestyle and that includes, physical and mental health, academic success and healthy financial habits. Not every parent thinks about financial lessons, but those are just as important as the rest. Financial literacy isn’t a course taught in school, and maybe you’re not that money savvy either, but

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