Six Things You Need to Tell Your Kids about Student Loans

As parents, it’s time to step in and have a college money talk with your kids. While 92% of parents talk their kids about relationship issues, a study reports that only 9% of parents talk to their kids about student loans.

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Financial Checklist for New Parents in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts parent’s financial responsibilities go beyond just paying for food and diapers. To make the transition into parenthood easier, you’ll want to budget for upcoming child-related expenses and make sure you have the right financial documents in place. Here’s a quick checklist to get you started.

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Beware of the Asset Forfeiture Clause on ABLE Accounts

When saving for a disabled person’s disability-related expenses, ABLE accounts provide several financial aid and tax advantages over special needs trusts and 529 college savings plans. But, these advantages are offset by an asset forfeiture clause that is triggered upon the death of the beneficiary of an ABLE account.

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How This Couple Saved For College and Still Retired at 33

Justin McCurry, personal finance blogger, shares how to retire early while still saving for college. With the popularity of the FIRE movement, we wonder how to balance retiring early with still helping pay for college.

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FAFSA deadlines

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an application for financial aid from the federal government,state government and most colleges. The FAFSA application season officially starts on October 1. Students should file the FAFSA ASAP to maximize the amount of financial aid for which they are eligible.

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