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Show Me the Money: Navigating the College Financial Aid Maze

 As the cost of a college education keeps increasing, securing some form of financial aid from private and/or public sources isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity for many students and their families. Fortunately, from grants to scholarships to student loans, the funds to help take a bite out of ever-escalating educational costs are out there and they’re plentiful, provided you know where to look and are willing to take the time to pursue them.

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Retirement Readiness: How Prepared Are You Really?

This isn’t your parents’, or your grandparents,’ retirement. Instead of accepting a pension, a gold watch and a rocking chair at age 65, more people are heading into the next phase of life with a plan to stay active, and perhaps to continue to work, as they eye a retirement that could last through their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.

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Be Like Buffett: The Merits of Passive Low-Cost Investing

In his will, renowned businessman and investment strategist Warren Buffett reportedly left instructions for his heirs to invest in index funds, based on a belief that those funds would outperform actively managed, higher-fee investment vehicles such as mutual funds.

“A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors,” Buffett asserts in his book, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.

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What We Can Learn from Baby Boomers About Managing Our Finances

This article is the third and final in a series that explores what people from one generation have to teach others about managing their money and their financial lives. The series concludes here with a look at what we can learn about financial responsibility from members of the Baby Boomer generation.

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