Is the Parent PLUS Loan a Good Idea for You?

Is the Parent PLUS Loan a Good Idea for You?

Student loan debt in the U.S. didn’t reach a whopping $1.5 trillion overnight. In the 1950s and 1960s, the U.S. government began backing loans for higher education. This caused colleges throughout the country to raise tuitions and fees to use up every penny that...
Choosing a Career vs. College Major: Which Comes First?

Choosing a Career vs. College Major: Which Comes First?

We’ve all pondered the question, “What do I want to be when I’m older?” When we’re younger, it’s easier to answer this question. Being an astronaut or president seems so simple when you’re little. But as you get closer to college, the question changes to “What are you...
6 Tips on Saving Money for College To Start Young

6 Tips on Saving Money for College To Start Young

Unfortunately, saving money isn’t an inherent trait like our hair color. A lucky few seem to be natural savers, but the rest of us must learn the behavior of saving money as they grow. And as with most things, ingraining those savings lessons and behaviors at a young...
The Secret of Using Life Insurance to Pay for College

The Secret of Using Life Insurance to Pay for College

Spoiler alert: College costs are high and rising. Funding a college education is a bigger-than-ever expense for most families. Sure, grants, scholarships, and 529 plans can help cover some costs. But even then, you may need additional funding to pay off the bill...