Are You Worried About How to Pay for Your Kid’s College?

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How do parents pay for college?

This is one of the questions I get asked more by moms than just about any other. We obviously all want the best for our children’s future, but the cost of our children’s future education is astronomical (and growing larger by the year). It is no wonder it keeps many of you up at night. Parents should evaluate, and encourage their children to think about a college education as an investment decision. Below is a framework for how to think about it, as well as important statistics and data points to consider, and links to numerous resources for college savings plans, student loan options, and more.

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About Meghan

Meghan spent nearly a decade as a Financial Analyst, before spending the last 7+ as a SAHM to three little ones. She shares simple money tips for moms to help your family reach your financial goals by building a financial plan you can LIVE with! You can learn more about her background in finance, catch her daily on Instagram and Facebook, and her weekly live discussions in her community for Family Finance Moms.


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