I sat down recently with Ann Garcia, the College Financial Lady. We had a great conversation about the importance of early college savings, building a balanced college saving portfolio and exploring all college savings options, including Private College 529 Plan. 

Ann Garcia, CFP®, a financial advisor and author of the popular College Financial Lady blog, explores the world of preparing for college in a series of interviews with experts in areas from admissions and academic preparation to athletics, gap years and more.

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Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters

As you weigh your college decision options, we know many of you are comparing multiple financial aid award letters.  Unfortunately, this process can sometimes feel overwhelming.  Many colleges and universities have their unique award letter structure and communicate...

Making the most of college visits

Making the most of college visits

​It’s no secret that college is expensive today. According to The College Board’s latest annual survey, the average cost of a public, four-year college in state was $10,560 for 2020-2021. For a private, nonprofit college, the number was $37,650. With those costs, it’s...