The latest news on savings
Paying a grandchild’s college directly would allow grandparents to avoid gift taxes.
Families should use 529 plan funds and other sources before turning to loans.
“Happy Money” authors: Spending money on experiences, surprises and other people can lead to happiness.
Consider saving 529 plan funds for grad school or a future child’s education before cashing out.
Short educational trips can be considered eligible expenses for 529 plan college savings accounts.
Scale back on discretionary spending, and get a second job to sock away more money.
Make sure you’ve set up college savings in a way that minimizes your expected family contribution.
What financial advisers say can boost your long-term savings strategies.
Personal finance experts remember their mothers’ financial wisdom – both sentimental and practical.