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Offers essential information for families at all income levels: * financial aid and figuring your "expected family contribution" * academic, athletic, and need-based scholarships * tax-sheltered savings plans such as 529s * business assets, loans, home equity, and retirement savings * potential help from grandparents * how to choose the best college for the money
I thought this book was well written and organized.
And, the book seems very comprehensive, so after reading it, I felt I knew enough to intelligently begin to rework my savings for my children's education.
My personal recommendation if you have a child (or children) is to read this book and implement his strategies.
Excellent read. Our daughter is still an infant, and this book served two purposes. First, to illustrate savings vehicles other than 529 plans that where we should invest well in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joshua Reifsnyder
Excellent book! I would recommend this book especially to "first time" college parents. It was a quick read, with valuable and "to the point" suggestions. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Joanie Kagan
As a CPA, I am amazed at the numerous amounts of literature which rely on the repetitive mainstream concepts of "one-size-fits-all" planning. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I thought this book was well written and organized. It helped me understand how to calculate our effective family contribution and understand what is involved with filling out a... Read morePublished on December 18, 2011 by JDuck
This book brings together in one resource two topics that are inextricably linked; paying for retirement and college. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by S.M. Smith
"I highly recommend this book! I have a young child and was looking to evaluate a few different ways to save for college. Read morePublished on June 8, 2010 by A. Brogna
I guess this book would have helped me if I had read it when my child was younger. My son is a senior and we have a middle class income, so there is not time to do some of the... Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by Scholarship Reviewer
I had visited a college planning seminar and started to become aware of all the intricacies of the FAFSA form and financial aid, in general. Read morePublished on October 20, 2009 by Dogboy
If you are worried about paying for college tuition--and after 2008, who isn't?--then get Pay for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement, by Tim Higgins (Bay Tree Publishing,... Read morePublished on January 22, 2009 by Hewitt Heiserman Jr.