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Support for Families Struggling with Childhood Leukemia

I was constantly at his side. It was as if we had been thrown into the middle of a battlefield, completely unprepared. We felt like we had lost any chance of defense, while at the same time knew we had to fighting as hard as we could. My wife and I quickly realized how our focus … Read More ›

Market Month October 2017

The Markets (as of market close October 31, 2017)

Despite continuing drama in the White House and the fury of Mother Nature, stock growth remained steady for much of October. Favorable corporate earnings reports, a strong jobs sector, and growing consumer income overcame any trepidations investors may have had. Each of the benchmark indexes listed … Read More ›

How can families trim college costs?

Trimming college costs up front can help families avoid excessive college borrowing and the burdensome student loan payments that come with it. Here are some ideas.

1. Pick a college with a lower net price. You can use a college’s net price calculator (available on every college’s website) to estimate what your net … Read More ›

How much money should a family borrow for college?

There is no magic formula to determine how much you or your child should borrow to pay for college. But there is such a thing as borrowing too much. How much is too much? Well, one guideline for students is to borrow no more than their expected first-year starting salary after college, … Read More ›

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