COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

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Graduates are delaying major life milestones because of their student loan debt.

| Student Debit | | Debt | | College | | Graduates | | Nerdwallet |
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Success story: How I became debt-free just two years after graduation

A real-life story from one of our readers who successfully tackled high college costs.

| Real-life | | College | | Debt |
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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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4 things you can do to get ready for student loan repayment

When your first student loan statement arrives in the mail, you'll want to be prepared so that you and your budget will be ready to make your first payment on time. These four steps will help get you ready for your first student loan payment.

| student loans | | paying for college | | student debt | | student loan repayment |
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Is student debt motivating young parents to save for college?

While the common perception is that student debt is a barrier to college savings, new survey data suggests it may actually have a positive effect on young parents' drive save for college.

| young parents | | saving for college | | student loans | | student debt | | paying for college | | survey | | survey data | | paying off debt |
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8 Tips on How to Make Student Loans Work for You

How do I pay for college?

| FASFA | | Career goal | | loans | | debt |
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It Pays to Start Saving: 5 Ways to Get Started Now

Saving 100% of what you need for college may be difficult, any savings will open options and reduce the need to take on student debt.

| student debt | | fidelity | | save | | college | | 529 plans | | college savings |
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How to pay off student loan debt while saving for the future

Over 40 million Americans have student loan debt. Is it possible to build savings while paying down your loans? Guest blogger Robert Farrington, Founder of The College Investor, tells us how.

| student loans | | student debt | | paying for college | | saving for college | | graduates | | retirement |
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[PODCAST] Melinda Lewis on the relationship between college savings and student debt

Just how much of an effect does a college fund have on the likelihood that a student will have to borrow? In this podcast, Kathryn Flynn and Melinda Lewis discuss new research on the relationship between saving for college and student debt.

| savings vs loans | | college savings | | student debt | | student loans | | college savings plan | | 529 plan |
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Will the Student Aid Bill of Rights help your family?

Last week President Obama signed a presidential memorandum outlining a plan intended to help dissolve the student debt crisis. The Student Aid Bill of Rights focuses on four key issues related to helping students pay for college and helping graduates manage and repay their student loans.

| financial aid | | student loans | | student debt | | paying for college | | cost of college | | saving for college |
 

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