Will 529 College Plan Jeopardize Financial Aid?

Will 529 College Plan Jeopardize Financial Aid?

Q. My daughter is still in college and is likely to go to grad school. I’ve been putting money into her 529 plan for many years and making withdrawals for her time in school. My stepson just had his first child, and I’d like to open a 529 for her but I...
Financial Independence for College Kid

Financial Independence for College Kid

  Q. My daughter will start college next year. What the easiest way to manage her cash? Should we have a shared bank account, or is there a better way? My credit isn’t very good and I don’t want to hurt hers. — Mom  A. This is an exciting time...
When College Money Runs Out

When College Money Runs Out

Q:  I was able to pay full tuition for my older child but I will run out of money when my younger one is a sophomore. It doesn’t seem fair to pay for one and not the other. Any ideas?   — Empty pockets A:  If the money’s not there, the money’s not there. No matter...