With the recent ups and downs of the market, I’ve seen more than one person considering selling everything in their kids college investments and sitting out the market. Here I’m going to talk about how my ostrich strategy has helped me avoid making rash decisions, how you can plan when the markets are calm so you can be calm when markets are crazy, and I’ll talk about some other things to keep in mind when thinking about college investments.
When I read the latest study in “How America Pays for College”, I knew I had to share my thoughts. As the mother of a high school freshmen, I’m keenly interested in college funding, how to pay for it, and how much it really costs. Come see my reflections on the current state of paying for college in America.
It’s Memorial Day, for all my US readers (if you’re not in the US, find out more about the day here). But it’s also May 29th, and that means it’s 529 day! 5/29 – get it! Great pun, 529 companies. Today I have a great post lined up specifically for 529 day, and I’ll also …
A college compact can help you to set priorities and goals for college saving and spending. It’s an agreement you make with yourself and your kids on what you will-and won’t-do when it comes to college. Laying this out ahead of time is a great way to make sure everyone’s on the same page, expectations are set correctly, and you both are clear on what the families priorities are.