Post Tagged with: "college savings"

President Obama’s Free Community College Plan is a Step in the Right Direction
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President Obama’s Free Community College Plan is a Step in the Right Direction

I doubt that community college, as a concept, is a divisive issue (although, it being 2015 and this being the internet, nothing would surprise me). In case it is, know that I stand defiantly in the community college corner. I love community college and believe that most every college-bound student […]

Starbucks And Their Gamechanging Free College Education Plan
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Starbucks And Their Gamechanging Free College Education Plan

In a groundbreaking new partnership with Arizona State University, Starbucks will soon begin to offer every single employee working at least 20 hours a week a free online college education. The Starbucks free college education benefit is available the moment an employee is hired and is designed to help their […]

American Family Adventures Series — Living History Alive And Well at The Henry Ford
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American Family Adventures Series — Living History Alive And Well at The Henry Ford

Our Investing In Childhood bus rolled through the midwest last week and stopped at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, where two wide-eyed girls sat and listened and read and soaked up a small sterile slice of 1950s America.

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It’s 529 College Savings Day! Or Something

Oh how clever. The financial industry is jumping on the “day” bandwagon (see: National Pancake Day, Talk Like a Pirate, Waste An Entire Day On YouTube Day, etc.) by making today, 5/29, 529 College Savings Day. Seems like as good a day as any then to revisit my case AGAINST […]

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The College Savings Discussion on HuffPost Live

I was a guest on a segment of HuffPost Live yesterday discussing my ideas about ways a parent/grandparent/guardian might better invest in a child than merely saving money for their college education. The 1/2-hour discussion was lively and engaging, although it too often veered away from my focus on this […]

Not Saving For College on The Huffington Post
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Not Saving For College on The Huffington Post

Thanks to the relative controversialality (made-up word) of my case against college savings, I have made it onto The Huffington Post frontpage. Surely CNN, Headline News, The New York Times, and The White House aren’t far behind. You read OWTK, so you’ve read it already, but would you fancy reading […]

The Case Against Saving for College
Invest in Childhood

The Case Against Saving for College

*This article has also appeared on The Huffington Post, with slightly more commentary from others I reckon. A few housekeeping things right off the bat: The below stance has nothing at all to do with the validity of college savings plans themselves; the investments, management fees, etc.  The opinions expressed […]

Life Lessons: Kids & Money, Saving & Spending
Clever Girls / Parenting Blog

Life Lessons: Kids & Money, Saving & Spending

This post was underwritten by BMO Harris Bank, which offers a matching $25 on a new savings account opened for your child through their Helpful Steps for Parents program. Learn more at bmoharris.com/parents. Kids & Money, Saving & Spending Many of the best lessons in life are learned as a […]

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