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Is your child hurtling toward college but you haven’t given more than a few anxious thoughts to how you’re going to pay for it? School is drawing closer and tuition projections seem to grow more outlandish by the year. Avoiding the issue won’t make it go away, and the sooner you tackle it, the better off you are. Read on for some tips.

Resist the urge to stand still: If you haven’t done anything yet, you think, why start now? Well, with compounding, a dollar saved today is much more valuable than a dollar saved 10 years from now. And even if you manage to save only a small amount between now and the time your child is ready for college, he or she is going to have to borrow that much less for tuition. The key is taking that first step. Read more


The US News and World Report wrote a terrific article with a list of reminders and strategies to consider as the years go by and your children get older and closer to their higher education.  Did you know that for the 2012-2013 school year, the average cost for an in-state public college was $22,261.  This does not include housing, meals and various fees.  That is just for ONE year!

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