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  • Counting assets before paying for college

    Dear Liz: We have a son who is a high school junior and who is planning on going to college. We met with a college financial planner who suggested we put money in a whole life insurance policy as a way to help get more financial aid. Is that a good idea?...
  • How to handle a windfall

    What if you are lucky enough to get a windfall? Maybe a small inheritance from a long-lost cousin, or even something modest like a $2,000 tax refund or the $10,000 bonus Boeing machinists just received for signing a new contract. For most Americans, $2,...
  • Many funds could be riskier than you think

    That mutual fund you bought, figuring it would shield you from pain in the stock market, may turn out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. I'm talking about the mutual funds in 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and 529 college savings plans...
  • Senate bill does NOT end Virginia's 529 program

    If you're a parent, you might be familiar with Virginia's 529 college savings program, a tax-advantaged way to save up for the little one's higher education. And if you're also a political junkie, this sentence, from the online summary for Senate Bill...
  • A thoughtful gift can bring financial know-how

    Money gifts for your kids needn't be limited to a few crisp George Washingtons or chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. If you're interested in shaping money-smart children so they'll grow into money-smart adults, there are many gifts that can help...
  • Coping With Kids' Expensive Extracurricular Activities

    When budgeting for back-to-school expenses, parents generally include routine fare like clothes, school supplies and maybe a new backpack. But if your kids participate in extracurricular activities, whether it's sports, music lessons or art classes, you...
  • Back-to-school rally draws families with promise of free supplies

    Back-to-school rally draws families with promise of free supplies
    Inez Taylor of Belair-Edison sat in the midst of the city's bustling back-to-school rally Saturday afternoon, waiting patiently for the backpacks with school supplies to be handed out for free. She wasn't about to miss it. She has five kids, all school-...
  • Portals open path to back-to-school savings

    Portals open path to back-to-school savings
    This year's back-to-school shopping season is a good time to learn a new online shopping habit and reap free money. It's using rewards "portals." Using such free shopping reward websites involves visiting the portal first and then clicking through to...
  • Investing in bond-heavy funds risky when rates rise

    Taking the easy route with investing is turning out not to feel so easy. A no-brainer approach to investing in 401(k)s, IRAs and 529 college savings plans during the last few years has been to choose an "allocation fund," or a fund that takes you off the...
  • Giving the gift of education

    With the holiday season in full swing, many grandparents and other relatives are wondering how to make gifts earmarked for education. There are a myriad of options, and selecting the best one for your family depends on your circumstances. Section 529...
  • How to spend your tax refund

    Americans love getting a tax refund. The IRS says 80 percent of taxpayers received an average refund of over $2,700 last year. What's not to like about found money? But a refund is really just the return of a year-long, interest-free loan that you...