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America's student loan debt crisis is about to worsen

October 17, 2018

While Wall Street and President Donald J. Trump tout news of a booming stock market and low unemployment, college students may be quick to roll their eyes. The improved economy has yet to result in higher wages for graduates already struggling...

Education Planning: A Look at the Numbers

September 1, 2018

According to the College Board's pricing trends for the 2017–2018 academic year (the latest data available), the cost at both public and private universities is continuing to rise: Public colleges. Tuition and fees at public four-year colleges...

6 myths about millennials that could harm adviser businesses

October 27, 2018

Financial advisers, like society at large, get an awful lot wrong about millennials — that group of 20- and 30-somethings who are an obsessive focus of generational discussion. To a certain extent, it's not entirely advisers' fault. Seemingly...

Financial planning software lets advisers tackle student loan repayment

August 8, 2018

The market for financial planning software is already loaded with heavyweights like eMoney Adviser, MoneyGuidePro and Advicent's NaviPlan, but a newcomer is hoping to get a piece of the pie by building new features that can't be found among...

Variety of tax benefits help offset the cost of college

July 17, 2018

Recent high school graduates may still be basking in the glow of their achievement, but their parents have likely moved on to thoughts of their child's next phase of education. And while they will be excited for their children to take their...

Student loan rates contribute to increased college burden

July 24, 2018

Rising student loan interest rates will make college degrees even more expensive for Americans who begin taking out new loans starting this month. As of July 1, undergraduate federal Stafford student loan interest rates increased for the second...

SoFi said to report loss of $200 million in second quarter

August 6, 2018

Writedowns of underperforming loans drove Social Finance Inc. to a second-quarter adjusted loss of about $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The student-loan refinancer, which has been trying to transform itself into...

New ways to pay for college

June 23, 2018

Everything was going according to plan, at first. Rosemary was investing in a diversified portfolio and saving for retirement. Over several years her adviser helped her negotiate pay raises, buy a home and pay for her dream wedding. In just...

10 popular foreign universities for U.S. students

September 8, 2017

These are among the most popular international schools for American students. The prices reflect how much U.S. residents could expect to pay in annual tuition for most undergraduate degree programs, according to each school’s estimate published...

Biggest factors impacting what clients pay for college

August 14, 2015

It is not just the sticker price of a college that determines what the overall cost will be for a client's child. Merit and need-based financial aid can lower the cost, but interest on loans and the ever present Tax Man can drive the cost up...

The season of giving is the perfect time for 529 college savings plans

December 2, 2014

What better holiday present to offer future generations than the gift of higher education? With the holidays approaching, and as financial advisers begin working on end-of-year planning with their clients, now is the absolute best time for them...

States with the best-performing 529s - 12. Alaska

July 12, 2013

Plan T. Rowe Price College Savings Plan Percentile* 42.69 (Source: Savingforcollege.com) (* One-year performance. Ranking base on comparison of the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529 savings plan. The lower...

7 high-growth jobs — and no degree required - 7. Bookkeeper

July 10, 2013

Projected increase in jobs by 2020 14% Median annual salary $39,022 Projected 2020 salary $47,992 (Source: Salary.com. Projections based on data from Salary.com and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

IRS provides guidance on 529 plans

July 30, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department provided guidance on regulations to be issued affecting three areas of 529 plans, after legislation liberalized some tax consequences related to the educational savings plans. Two portions...

Playing with money

August 12, 2012

Economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci, an ardent critic of the 401(k) system, created quite a buzz with a recent opinion piece, “Our Ridiculous Approach to Retirement,” in The New York Times. Basing a retirement system on individuals' voluntarily...

The latest 529 college savings plan data

September 6, 2015

Americans continue to save for steep college costs through tax-advantaged Section 529 savings plans. Virginia's CollegeAmerica plan, an adviser-sold program managed by merican Funds, remains the nation's largest with nearly $50 billion in assets....

What advisers think of 529 plans

March 7, 2011

What Advisers Think of 529 Plans

The latest 529 plan data

November 9, 2014

Rank State Program Name Program Manager Assets (in $M) 1 VA CollegeAmerica American Funds $47,551 2 NY New York's College Savings Program (Direct) Ascensus College Savings $16,012 3 NV The Vanguard 529 Savings Plan Ascensus College Savings $10,418...

Top broker-sold 529 plans - 12. Connecticut

July 16, 2013

Plan Connecticut Higher Education Trust Advisor College Savings Plan Percentile 76.63 (Source: Savingforcollege.com) (Broker sold plans. Includes sales charges. Lower percentile rating = higher score. Rankings derived using the plans relevant...

States with the worst-performing 529s - 10. Kansas

July 8, 2013

Plan Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Program (Direct-sold) Percentile* 62.57 (Source: Savingforcollege.com) (* One-year performance. Ranking base on comparison of the reported investment performance of a subset of portfolios from each 529...

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