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Kids and Money: A Guide for Parents
This free guide offers suggestions for teaching kids money skills that they can carry with them the rest of their lives.
Financial planning is the long-term process of wisely managing your finances so you can achieve your goals and dreams, while at the same time negotiating the financial barriers that inevitably arise in every stage of life.
- Saving for Your Child's Higher Education
- Planning for a Comfortable Retirement
- Getting Out of Debt
- Caring For Aging Parents
- Estate Planning
Saving for College?
It's no secret that the cost of advanced education can be very steep. The average annual tuition cost alone at a four-year private institution in 2009-2010 is $26,273, according to the College Board. Annual tuition at a four-year public institution averages $7,020 for in-state residents. Furthermore, tuition costs have been rising faster than inflation rates. Careful planning, even if your child is getting close to college age, can whittle some of the costs down to a manageable size.