Smarter spending for spring

Wintrust
money

After a long winter, spring is here! And, while it’s a good time to give your home a good cleaning, it’s also a chance to clear out some extra spending that may be cluttering up your everyday budget. Let’s take a look: In bloom. The price of groceries can add up quickly. So, with everything

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Gifting college to your grandchild

Mary Kane •
Kiplinger
college

Back in the late 1960s, when many of today’s grandparents were heading off to college, tuition was measured in the hundreds of dollars. A semester at the University of Iowa cost in-state students $185 in 1968. That same year, Harvard students were shocked by a 20% hike in tuition…to $2,400 a year. This year, the

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