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What is a college net price calculator?

By on April 9, 2014 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
What is a college net price calculator?

A college net price calculator–now required by the federal government on all college websites–is an online calculator that attempts to give families an estimate of how much grant aid a student might expect at a particular college based on that student’s financial and academic profile and the college’s specific criteria for awarding grant aid. The […]

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January 25, 2014 – College Planning and the FAFSA form

By on January 25, 2014 in Radio Show

Chris is joined this week by frequent co-hosts Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage and Family Law Attorney Susan Huettner. They discuss market conditions, changes in the child support laws, and divorce and college financing. Their discussion dovetails nicely into the second hour conversation with Martha Savery of the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). Martha discusses […]

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Is College Debt the Next Bubble?

By on September 23, 2013 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Is College Debt the Next Bubble?

What might a 23-year-old recent college graduate, a 45-year-old entrepreneur, and a 60-year-old pre-retiree have in common financially?  They may all be hobbled by student loan debt. According to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, the student loan “debt clock” reached the $1 trillion milestone last year.1 And even as Americans have reduced their credit card […]

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Ways Grandparents Can Help with College Costs

By on November 7, 2012 in Newsletter Articles with 0 Comments
Ways Grandparents Can Help with College Costs

College is expensive. For some fortunate students, grandparents are stepping in to help. This trend is expected to accelerate as baby boomer grandparents start gifting what could be trillions of dollars over the next few decades.

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June 16, 2012- Chris and Herb Montgomery Discuss Finance and Politics

By on June 16, 2012 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

Chris is joined by financial planner Herb Montgomery. They discuss market news and college planning.

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529 College Savings Plans

Some basics about 529 College savings plans.

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