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7 Steps for Maximizing Your 529 Plan for Massachusetts College Students

A 529 plan is a great option for Massachusetts families looking to save money forCollege 11.jpg their child's education. With college tuition rising so fast - up 168 percent over the last 20 years, according to U.S. News - it's more important than ever to plan your finances carefully.

IRS Tax Tip: Two education credits help Massachusetts taxpayers with college costs

With tax season quickly approaching, Massachusetts parents and students should look into taxTax Credit.jpg credits that can help with the cost of higher education. They do this by reducing the amount of tax someone owes on their tax return. If the credit reduces tax to less than zero, the taxpayer may get a refund.

Massachusetts Parents - Don't Make These Mistakes When Paying For College

Massachusetts parents want to do everything they can to give their kids the bestCollege Savings 1.jpg opportunities in life, and some may feel they haven't done a good job if they can't give their student the college experience they want. Meanwhile, college costs have climbed faster than family income, while most new jobs demand some level of postsecondary training.

5 Essential Tips For Saving For Your Massachusetts Kid's College Education

$216,000. That's what a 4-year degree at a Massachusetts state college is estimated to cost iCollege Savings 2.jpgn 2035, assuming tuition continues to increase at the current annual rate of six percent. Send your Massachusetts kid to a private institution instead, and you can expect to shell out as much as $484,000 ⏤ a number so outrageous that you'd be forgiven if, upon reading it, you decided to skip saving for your kid's education altogether. Why bother?

Massachusetts Parents Use 529 Plans to Pay For College Education

The decision to save for your Massachusetts' kid's college education seems like aCollege Planner.jpg no-brainer. Considering how expensive tuition is these days (the average cost for a degree at a four-year private college is $138,960, according to the College Board), parents capable of doing so want to put money aside to secure their child's academic and eventually professional future and to help their kids avoid student loan debt.

Major Post-9/11 GI Bill Changes for Massachusetts Military Families

The changes build on the existing Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the most talked aboutMilitary 34.jpg change is the one that removes the 15 year time limit for people to use their GI Bill benefit. For this reason, the new changes are being referred to as the "Forever GI Bill."

Adult Children Actually Cost Massachusetts Parents More Than Babies

Massachusetts kids are expensive, but while conventional wisdom usually suggestsCollege kids.jpg that they'll cost the most when they're small, a new survey is suggesting that isn't exactly true. In actuality, most parents say quite the opposite, as the survey found that parents actually spend way more money on their adult children than they do on babies.

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