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Pete the Planner Talks About Paying for College Cost 

Pete the Planner Talks About Paying for College

IBJ personal finance columnist Peter Dunn talks with podcast host Mason King about three key components of paying for college: saving in advance, paying some expenses in the moment and preparing your kids to make good choices. All three take planning, Dunn says. And that last one takes some tough and ongoing conversations about choosing an affordable college, the amount you’ll be contributing as parents and making good decisions about debt. But his most important piece of advice for parents? Prioritize saving for retirement over saving for your kids’ college…

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Buying Books And Saving Money Blog College Cost 

Buying Books And Saving Money

– Jacob Elmore,  intern at the Indianapolis Business Journal Throughout my time in college, I’ve heard all kinds of ridiculous amounts of money that people have spent on books. Usually the range is anywhere from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. Although I have a major that isn’t textbook heavy, I still had to buy books that aren’t cheap for my early years . I’ve learned that buying books online, renting books, or buying from students is often the best route to go to save money. Three websites that…

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The Scoop on Scholarships Cost 

The Scoop on Scholarships

Filing the FAFSA isn’t the only step you should take in finding financial aid. You can start even earlier, working to find scholarships. Your first stop should be your school or college counseling office. Counselors often have an established—and winning—method to help you in your scholarship search. Other ideas: Search. Investigate community resources such as civic groups, community foundations and faith-based organizations. Many extra-curricular organizations, such as your local 4-H clubs or scouting groups, offer scholarships, too. Your parents’ —or even your own—employer might have programs, too. You can also…

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Student’s Speak: Carrie Wilson Cost 

Student’s Speak: Carrie Wilson

Carrie Wilson Ball State Grad Project Coordinator Dog Lover Hometown: Greenfield   First Job: Wilson works with healthcare clients as a project coordinator for Recourse Resource Consulting in Fishers, Indiana, and as a community ambassador for Leap for Women, an online community for entrepreneurs.   How she got there: Wilson graduated from Ball State in 2015. “I was a psychology major and thought I wanted to do counseling, but realized that it was not the career for me. A psychology degree definitely helps me interact and best understand clients.”  …

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College: More Affordable Than You Think Blog 

College: More Affordable Than You Think

A lot of times when you hear “college” you also hear “ka-ching!” How will you come up with the thousands of dollars you need to get a degree? First, take a deep breath. There is financial aid available for most students, and, more importantly, college costs are within your control. Consider these five ways to make college more affordable: Choose carefully. Your goal is to complete your degree in the best college program, at the most affordable price. That will be a different equation for every student and family. It’s…

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it’s FAST and it’s FREE: All About FAFSA Cost 

it’s FAST and it’s FREE: All About FAFSA

File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between October 1 and March 10 each year to qualify for state and federal financial aid for the next academic year. Go to FAFSA.gov to complete it online, fast (average time: 22 minutes) and free. The website includes a worksheet to help you organize your financial information to make the process go even smoother. Make sure you have everything you need to complete the FAFSA and college financial aid information, including: FSA ID (FSAID.ed.gov) Your Social Security Number Driver’s license number…

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Your Fabulous Life Cost 

Your Fabulous Life

How much money do you need to live the lifestyle you want? That depends on what you’ll earn, and what you’ll spend. See how far your future occupation and income will take you with IN Reality, an online tool at hoosierdata.in.gov/inreality/. Produced by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business, IN Reality offers a reality check without a lecture on your spending habits. Choose an income level and occupation and make choices about whether to drive a used…

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