Financial planning starting to freak you out? Here’s what you really need to know about sending your kid to college.

Nearly three-quarters of parents report their highest stressor as completing applications for admission and financial aid for college, with their biggest concern being the amount of student loans the family will need to borrow. So, before you get too stressed out, here are 4 ways to prepare for college.

Nearly three-quarters of parents report their highest stressor as completing applications for admission and financial aid for college, with their biggest concern being the amount of student loans the family will need to borrow. So, before you get too stressed out, here are 4 ways to prepare for college. […] Read more

Credit Scores 101

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You’ve probably heard of credit scores as part of the conversation about financial literacy and applying for loans. This mysterious three-digit number can play a big role in the types of loans and services you qualify for. In this post, we’re going to demystify credit scores by exploring what they are, why they’re important and how we can check them. […] Read more

Budgeting for College Students: Where to Start

Whether your funds come from family, student loans, scholarships or your own wallet, you’ll need to budget for expenses like textbooks, housing and, yes, a social life. Knowing who’s footing the bill, what costs to expect and which ones you can live without — ideally before school starts — can reduce stress and help you form healthy financial habits for the future.
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