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One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind by Russell Wild, Regina Leeds

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WEEK FOUR
How Your Child Can Contribute
This week, you can
• Help your children find ways to fund their own higher education
• Show your children how to research different colleges
• Check state options
THE COST OF SOME COLLEGES RUNS over $50,000 a year, and the median household income in America (before taxes) runs around $50,000 a year. So to send a child to four years of college, the average American family is going to have to jump some serious hurdles, find an inexpensive college, or carefully navigate the world of financial aid, loans, and scholarships. The earlier you can plan and save for your children’s education, the easier it will be.

FUNDING COLLEGE: THE BASICS

According to the not-for-profit organization College Board, more than ...

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