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November 15, 2009
The Horrors of Student Loan Defaults, 529 Plan Tax Deductions and More
Here are links to my college blog posts for CBSMoneyWatch for the past week: The Horrors of Defaulting on a Student Loan In some respects, the college admission process can be fun. It’s fun to visit colleges and it’s fun to receive acceptance letters in the mail. What’s not fun is paying for college. Sometimes that turns into a nightmare...
October 10, 2009
College Blog Roundup: Green Colleges, Ivy League Discrimination, 529 Problems
Every Saturday I share the college blog posts that I wrote for the week for CBSMoneyWatch. As usual, this was an eclectic bunch. Are Elite Universities Discriminating Against Asians The post that I found most fascinating was about a book — soon to be released — that examined the admission practices of seven elite (unnamed) universities. The author, who is...
December 26, 2008
A More Flexible College 529 Plan
One of the rules that I always disliked about 529 plans was this one: You can only change the mix of investments within a 529 plan once a year. It’s always struck me as an unfair rule since other investments accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s don’t impose this restriction. In light of the stock market turmoil, the Internal Revenue...