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April 27, 2014
We Are Done Paying for College
Last month, my husband and I sent off our final college payment. Bruce and I made monthly payments for seven consecutive years for our daughter Caitlin and our son Ben, who will be graduating from college in May. We did not take out any loans to pay for college and neither did our children. Our daughter Caitlin took the picture...
July 6, 2011
Grandparents: Doing More Harm Than Good
It’s great when grandparents can help with college costs, but you don’t want their generosity to backfire. At a 4th of July party this weekend, I talked with a couple whose children’s college choices have, strangely enough, been diminished by grandparents money. Here’s what happened: Years ago the grandparents gave each of the three children a significant amount of money...