| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Two college savings plans managed by T. Rowe Price rank among the best in the country — the eighth time that the Baltimore-based investment firm has been included in Morningstar's annual survey of top plans.
Only once — the year after the...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 12:42 PM
If you're the parent of a first-time college student, this is the heart of buying season.
As in bedding, bunking kits, laptops, cell phones, surround-sound speakers, micro-fridges and your daughter's own, personal, don't-leave-home-without-it shower...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:04 AM
With South Florida kids back in school, now’s as good a time as any to educate kids about finance.
Most of today's parents are already trying to teach money management at an earlier age, before their sons and daughters turn 12, a recent survey from...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Parents wanting to enroll their baby in the Florida Prepaid plan face paying a mind-boggling $49,293 for four years tuition at a public university -- or $298 a month until the October before the child graduates from high school.
That's more than triple...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Application fees will be waived for sFlorida Prepaid College savings accounts this month.
The $50 fee will be waived on new 529 savings account with a initial contribution of $250 or auto withdrawal of $25 a month.
The tax-free 529 plans allow you...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 6:43 AM
During some recent prenatal interviews with couples expecting their first baby, Ive been asked about cord blood banking. This question often comes up as prospective parents receive information from either their obstetricians or via the mail regarding...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:11 PM
A college education may not be cheap but it won't get any more expensive at many schools this year.
Broward College's Board of Trustees decided this week to freeze tuition for the 2014-15 school year, following similar moves by Florida Atlantic...
| Apr 19, 2009
Mark and Jessica Stone
Then: Renters in February 2008, the Stones wanted to buy their first home and save for their retirement. That was a stretch on Mark's $68,000 public teacher's salary (now $69,000) with two children at home and another child on...
| Jan 24, 2010
The Power of Half
One Family's Decision to Stop
Taking and Start Giving Back
Kevin and Hannah Salwen
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 242 pp., $24
Give it up for the Salwen family. Inspired by 14-year-old Hannah, who had "become increasingly upset about...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 4:58 AM
(WGN-AM)- First-term Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias on Sunday will formally enter the race for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, already having raised raised more than $1.8 million through an exploratory committee, aides said today....
| Feb 17, 2009
| 12:35 PM
The recovery package has tax breaks for families that send a child to college, purchase a new car, buy a first home or make the ones they own more energy efficient.
Millions of workers can expect to see about $13 extra in their weekly paychecks,...