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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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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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