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  • Maryland offers two savings plans for college expenses

    College Savings Plans of Maryland, an independent Maryland state agency, offers two tax-advantaged 529 plans to pay college expenses Both the Maryland Prepaid College Trust and the Maryland College Investment Plan can be used at most federally accredited...
  • Zoo teams up with state to promote college savings plans

    Zoo teams up with state to promote college savings plans
    May 29 has been dubbed 529 College Savings Day -- get it 5/29 and 529, as in the part of the tax code that allows the savings plan? -- and the College Savings Plans of Maryland (CSPM) is teaming up with the Maryland Zoo to promote awareness of the plans. ...
  • California to close part of 529 college-savings plan

     
    California is dropping a portion of its 529 college-savings plan. Early next year, the state will close its “advisor-sold” unit, a small portion of the 529 in which residents invest in the plan through brokers and financial planners. The...
  • Average student-loan debt tops $25,000 for first time

     
    You don't have to be a math major to understand this statistic: The average student-loan debt of last year's college graduates tops $25,000 -- the first time it's ever exceeded that ignominious mark. Seniors who graduated in 2010 had an......
  • College degree is still worth the (very considerable) cost

     
    With college costs soaring and new graduates struggling to land jobs, is higher education still worth the money? Yes, according to an analysis by one recent college graduate who has studied the issue carefully. Sarah Millar, who is now gainfully......
  • Save your wallet from college costs

    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...
  • Is cord blood banking worth it?

    Is cord blood banking worth it?
    During some recent prenatal interviews with couples expecting their first baby, I’ve 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...
  • Where are they now?

    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...
  • 'The Power of Half' by Kevin and Hannah Salwen

    'The Power of Half' by Kevin and Hannah Salwen
    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...
  • Obama signs $787 billion stimulus bill: What's in it for you?

    Taxes: 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,...
  • Tough times mean tough talks with your kids about money

    Maybe your salary has been frozen, or you're in limbo awaiting word from your boss on whether your job will get whacked. Or your college savings plan has taken a beating and you don't know how you'll come up with the money to cover the tuition gap. A...