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Achieving financial wellness: 7 questions to ask

Financial wellness starts by developing a healthy relationship with money and all areas of personal finance. These questions will help you gets started on your journey.

| financial wellness | | personal finance | | relationship with money |
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Is your state giving away free money for college?

Check out our growing list below of College Savings Month events taking place all over the country.

| Sweepstakes | | contests | | 529 | | money | | |
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12 money rules to live by

If you're tired of the "on the one hand this, on the other hand that" approach to financial advice, check out these guidelines I've collected over the years. Perhaps youíll find some one-size-fits-all advice that suits you.

| Money rules | | financial | | 529s |
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Are parents getting savvier about saving for college?

The results of two recent surveys reveal that there's still an opportunity for Savingforcollege.com and financial advisors to educate families about the importance of including college savings in their overall financial plan.

| College Savings | | College Money | | Survey | | Education |
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The price of procrastination: 7 reasons to start saving today

| college | | savings college | | 529 plans | | money | | save |
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5 important money lessons from a celebrity dad

Mark Steines, of Hallmark Channel's Home and Family, tells about the five most important money lessons he's teaching his kids.

| Mark Steines | | celebrity | | money | | lesson | | kids | | |
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Parents vs. politicians on cutting college costs

One of the few things the 2016 presidential hopefuls agree on is that the cost of higher education and rising levels of student loan debt have become major issues. Learn more.

| politicians | | college cost | | student debt | | Money | | federal aid | | college tuition |
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Tapping your 529 plan to pay bills

Taking money from a 529 plan can have serious tax consequences and penalties. However, the collapsing stock market may provide some positive aspects to those who choose to make a withdrawal. Here's what to think about as you examine your choices.

| 529 plan | | withdraw | | withdrawals | | money | | tax | | taxes | | pay bills |
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5 habits of successful college savers

If you're looking to maximize your savings potential, there's more to it than blindly socking money away. Here are six habits of truly successful college savers.

| saving for college | | money habits | | saving money | | budget | | college savings |
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The best way to withdraw 529 funds

It will soon be time to pay your bill for fall semester expenses! Here is some advice for how much and when to withdraw 529 plan funds, and also some tips on designating the distributee.

| 529 funds | | withdraw | | 529 plan | | money | | qualified expenses | | 529 plan withdrawals | | paying for college |
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10 expert savings tips to make the most of summer

Now that summer's finally here, are you planning a busy and fun-filled next few months for your family? Here are 10 tips from the experts to help you plan for a memorable summer without draining your bank account

| budget | | summer | | frugal | | family | | personal finance | | vacation | | summer vacation | | saving money |
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Why you should teach your kids about money

Studies have shown that kids who are involved in family finances are much more likely to save money themselves, yet many parents still have reluctance when it comes to discussing financial matters with their kids.

| financial literacy | | kids | | money | | 529 plans | | college savings | | |
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Top four savings essentials for young families

Having kids and the expenses to go with them can sometimes put savings goals on hold. Whether your first baby just arrived or your oldest is headed to middle school, itís never too late to get your familyís savings plan back on track. Here are four tips on how to get started.

| personal finance | | tips for saving | | college savings | | saving money | | family | | young family | | budgeting |
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The 40-Day College Savings Challenge

Regardless of your religious beliefs, Lent can be a great time to focus on good spending habits. Over the next 40 days, we challenge our readers to find ways to cut their budget and make room for college savings.

| 529 plan | | 529 plans | | college savings | | lent | | fat tuesday | | saving money | | budget |
 

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