11 top sources of college scholarships

Kiplinger.com, Contributing Writer, and Dylan Cunningham •
Kiplinger

Valedictorians and star quarterbacks aren’t the only ones earning college scholarships. In the 2011-12 school year, more than $6.2 billion in private scholarships was awarded to more than 1.8 million undergraduate students with all manner of academic and athletic achievements. Starting early is a key to success. The fall of your junior year of high

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Where to save your child’s college fund

Portnoff Financial, LLC, Junior Partner, Scott Vance, and Investment Adviser •
Kiplinger

Now that I’ve convinced you to start saving for your kid’s college education as soon as possible, your first question must be: Where? You have a number of options, each with a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are your best bets: 529 College Savings Plan Pros This state-sponsored account is available to anyone,

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How to raise money-smart kids

Taylor Schulte, Founder, Define Financial, CFP, and CEO •
Kiplinger

Our behaviors and attitudes towards money start forming early, and maybe earlier than we think. As a Cambridge University study on childhood money behaviors showed, kids can learn and take on new processes and tendencies by the age of 7! “Approaches, practices and skills which are modeled, discussed and demonstrated by parents and other significant

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My 7 favorite ways to save money on travel

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar

Over the last year, we have taken family vacations to different cities in Mexico, Jamaica, and Florida. Add onto that, my husband and I traveled alone to Barbados, Grand Cayman, Italy, and Greece. Since I write about travel all over the web, our trips are always part work and part play. But that doesn’t mean it’s all

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