When choosing between your retirement and your kids' college fund, you have to think long-term -- and that may mean thinking of yourself first.
Obama wants to make two years of community college free for all high school graduates -- with some restrictions. Let's look at the issues involved.
Barack Obama backed away from his intent to remove the tax-free status of 529 education savings accounts after pressure from Republicans and Democrats.
The current tax advantages of 529 college savings plans should continue to help students avoid being crushed by debt. Let Obama know how you feel.
A proposal from Obama's State of the Union address on 529 and Coverdell college savings plans revives an idea: Can Uncle Sam change tax laws retroactively?
529 plans are often excellent ways to save for future college expenses, and they're even better if you do your homework to pick the best ones.
Some financial rules suggest the wrong way to prosperity. Let's look at 10 mistaken tips, starting with the idea of having six months of expenses in cash.
A daughter's death and her $200,000 loan balance left for her parents to pay point out the need for parents to know all the rules about student loans.
By using these five tips, you can ensure that you'll get the maximum value from your 529 plan, and help your kids get the college education they deserve.
In honor of 529 College Savings Day on May 29, here are four reasons why 529 plans are worth considering for your college savings needs.
Parents: Follow this advice to reduce your federal income taxes, make the filing process easier, and set up your children's financial future.
No surprise, many grandparents want to help pay for their grandchildren's college educations, a new survey says. But being too generous can jeopardize their financial future.
With their generous contribution limits, tax benefits, favorable financial aid characteristics and decent investment options, 529 plans get an "A" as way to save...
The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit can shave thousands of dollars off the cost of higher education, via credits on your federal income taxes.
Recent predictions say the average millennial won't retire until 73, but a few brave men and women are already plotting early retirements decades ahead of their peers.
To help poor but talented kids attend college, Delaware is going to send college application fee waivers to every high-achieving, low-income student in the state.
A new book asks a question that lies at the heart of the student loan debacle: should a student without a credit history be allowed to borrow thousands of dollars?
If you've just returned to campus, or are off to college for the first time, here are five tips for making the most of your money -- and your undergraduate experience.
As the battle over college tuitions rages, an oft-overlooked villain is coming to the fore. Are college presidents' salaries too high...and are students paying the price?
College Economics: Understanding why college costs so much ... and what you can do about it.
Crowdfunding, MOOCs and other creative ways to save money on college tuition.
During the past six years, consumers have paid down their outstanding balances on most forms of debt, but student loan balances have continued to increase.
Whether you're paying for younger relatives' educations, or still paying off your own, student debt and college costs present unique challenges to those over 50.