6 smart and simple money tips for new grads

CFP®, Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Marguerita M. Cheng, and CEO •
Kiplinger

Graduating college is a huge achievement, deserving of the celebrations that typically go along with it. With a diploma in hand, you can see the world open wide for you, and the possibilities for your future can seem endless. On the other hand, adulthood comes with rent, car payments, job searches and student loan repayments–and

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Millennials post-college: How to survive the costs

Wintrust

There is a misconception about newly-graduated millennials. The older generations would argue that millennials are having the time of their lives: living with little to no care, going to parties every night and eating delicious, unhealthy food. Though that may be true for some, the reality for most can be stark. For most millennials post

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Little-known ways to pay in-state tuition rates at out-of-state colleges

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

Families looking to trim college costs often steer their students toward public colleges in their home state instead of public colleges in another state or private institutions. Public colleges and universities typically charge two different tuition rates: one for state residents and another, much higher one for students from outside the state. The difference in

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5 easy steps every parent should take if they want to be able to pay for their kid to go to college

Emmie Martin •
Business Insider

Parents are saving for college at record levels — but they’re still coming up short. According to Fidelity’s recently released 10-Year College Progress Report, 72% of parents reported saving for college this year — a record high — compared to 58% in 2007. But despite this increase, the study found that just 29% of parents

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A simple guide to college savings plans

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

The grand estimated cost to send my hypothetical unborn child to my alma mater–the University of Arizona–in 18 years: $440,223! It’s also close to the current median home price in San Diego. The cost of college will continue to increase by an average of 5% per year, as it has over the past decade, according

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