- Hardcover: 44 pages
- Publisher: n/a; 1st edition (2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0578139367
- ISBN-13: 978-0578139364
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,882,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everybody Freaks Out! But It's Going to Be Okay. Hardcover – 2014
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Top Customer Reviews
“Everybody FREAKS OUT” when they discover the high cost of sending a kid to college. Only when they discover 529 plans do they sleep well at night. Or at least that’s the premise of the book. While it may be a good reminder for young parents to start saving for future college expenses, I’m not sure I’d pay $5 for an advertisement. (Full disclosure – I received a free copy through the Goodreads First Reads program.)
On the other hand, the microsite, is actually a good summary of 529 college savings plans. It uses illustrations similar to those in the book and features videos of parents talking about saving for college. Just remember that you don’t have to use T. Rowe Price – though you may want to thank them for their advertisement.
And don’t be afraid to use the college savings calculator on the T. Rowe Price website. You can calculate college costs based on a generic public or private college or you can calculate those costs for a specific college anywhere in the country. Choose your own inflation rate for college expenses. Add in what percentage of those costs you expect to be covered by financial aid, by the child herself and by gifts from mom & dad (and grandparents, etc). Then choose a portfolio and the certainty of success you want (the calculator uses a Monte Carlo simulation). Next pick which calculation you want (investment projection based on current savings and future contributions), how much you need to save monthly or lump sum investment).Read more ›
This book did give me enough information about the 529 plan that I plan on researching it more. I also plan on giving this book to my child's high school counselor so that he can have it available for other parents.
***I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway. The opinion is solely my own and receiving the book through the Giveaway did not influence my opinion.***
So, I won this "book" from Goodreads, but the thing is, it's not a book!!! It's just an advertisement in the form of a book from T. Rowe Price, an investment management company.
I thought I had won an informational book, but instead I got a 44 page long advertisement. Now it did have a lot of useful information on 529 plans (which is why I gave it two stars), but I would not pay $4.50 for it.
Once I realized what I was reading I stopped. Maybe I'll pass it along to my our high school's guidance department.
I received this book for free as a part of the Goodread's First Reads program.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thanks again goodreads.com for this give away book in return for a review of it.
This book has a double purpose... Read more
This book helps parents of children who are thinking about the costs of college and what they can do to prepare for that inevitable day. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Robert Ewbank
I "won" this "book" on Goodreads.com. To quote Ralphie in "A Christmas Story"..."It's an advertisement...son of a b!tch!" Haha. Read morePublished 21 months ago by TJ