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Are you planning on applying for financial aid? Before you fill out the FAFSA, remember that not all funds are created equal in determining your Expected Family Contribution. This slideshow explains the different effects that seven household assets can have on your financial aid eligibility.
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In light of President Obama's recent proposal to eliminate the federal tax benefits of 529 plans, here are the facts on the proposal as it currently stands, as well as some ideas on how you can take action against it.
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Reaction to President Obama's proposal to impose tax on qualified distributions from 529 savings accounts.
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President Obama's proposal to streamline education tax incentives calls for a rollback of the tax-free qualified withdrawals from 529 education savings plans that were enacted in 2001. Here are ten reasons why it's most likely that this proposal will not be enacted into law.
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If you want your teenager to go to college without taking student loans, itís important that you make a plan right now to prepare for that. Rachel Cruze explains a few ideas for how to get started.
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