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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The best time to start saving for your child’s college education

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

Imagine dropping your kid off at college for the first time. It’s bound to be an emotional day for everyone–just ask any parent who has already done it. Now imagine that same day, and add worrying about whether you can afford all the costs that come with higher education. According to the College Board, in

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Give the gift of college

Reporter, Rivan V. Stinson, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Looking for a baby gift that keeps on giving? Gift of College, an online registry for 529 plans and student loan accounts, lets you contribute to a child’s college education with gift cards for 529 college savings plans. Find the cards at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in amounts ranging from $25

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Four steps to funding an education

Jan Blakeley Holman, Director of Advisor Education, CFP, and Thornburg Investment Management •
Kiplinger

As Americans, we have the freedom to explore opportunities and pursue our goals; the sky is the limit. Our belief in endless possibilities is particularly true when it comes to educating our children. Every generation wants to provide their kids with more years of school and a higher-quality education than they received. That’s because we

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