Tag: education

Mister Rogers and Money

One of my favorite tv shows growing up was Mr. Rogers. I remember watching the program after getting home from kindergarten and chomping on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich my mom had just made. There was something about his gentle demeanor and way with others that endeared him to so many – including myself. …

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Can You Pay for Private Education with 529 Plans? YES!

Last week the House passed the new tax bill, and in it, they signed into law that you can now pay for private schooling with your 529 plan. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, and I really haven’t heard much about it. For a few of the articles it is made to sound like the …

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Student Loan Repayment Strategies Based on Financial Standing

Without a doubt, getting a college education is expensive — perhaps costlier than at any other time in recent history.  In fact, the national student loan debt stands at 1.4 trillion dollars, and this number continues to grow at an alarming rate.  While many graduates are able to meet their financial obligations, others have a …

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7 Creative Ways to Pay for Private School Education

In 2013, my family was contemplating whether or not to send our oldest son (going into 4th grade) to private school. At the time, tuition for sending our only son in school would cost our family a good chunk of money. Fast forward to today, and at the start of next school year, we will …

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Why Personal Finance Isn’t Being Taught in Schools

This one has been bugging me for awhile. And, I know that others have raised the question too – of why personal finance isn’t being taught in high schools and/or colleges for that matter (heck, it’d even be interesting to see it being taught in grade schools!). I know Charlie has talked about some of …

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How and Where to Get Free CEUs

Do you work in an industry where you have to have special certification or licensure? Are you required to renew your certification/licensure to be able to continue working in your profession on an annual or biennial basis? Do you also have to figure out how to come up with a required amount of Continuing Education …

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