Course 1: Importance of planning & saving for college

Overview

This course will help you understand the importance of saving for college and how to create a plan to reach your savings goals. Saving for college doesn't have to be hard - we’ll show you how to get started with a few simple steps.

Objectives

When you complete this course, you will:

  • Understand the importance of saving for college, and how to get started
  • Be able to apply what you've learned to help reach your future goals
Course Outline
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1. Tuition tales: The importance of saving early Video
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It’s a good idea to start the college planning process early, while time is on your side. Even a little bit saved regularly helps.

It’s a good idea to start the college planning process early, while time is on your side. Even a... More
2. Getting started with college savings Article
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Start saving for college with three simple steps - establish a college savings goal, choose the type of account that's best for your family, and make regular contributions.

Start saving for college with three simple steps - establish a college savings goal, choose the type... More
3. Personal economy: College trumps McMansion Article
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You've heard the expression road to riches - in this lesson follow the Rich's road to college savings. They have four children, six dreams, and a plan.

You've heard the expression road to riches - in this lesson follow the Rich's road to college... More
4. Proper planning can help put a college education within reach Article
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While there is no arguing with the fact that a college education has become more expensive, the numbers that are often reported in the financial media don't tell the whole story.

While there is no arguing with the fact that a college education has become more expensive, the... More