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Back-to-School … as an Adult?

by User  Mikel Van Cleve USAA  |  09-16-2016

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Returning to school as an adult isn’t uncommon these days. In fact, 40% of college students are 25 and older. I happen to be one of them — for the second time. Here are a few challenges many of us face as adult learners, along with some tried-and-true advice for overcoming them.

Budgeting on the Post-9/11 GI Bill Stipend

by User  Ingrid Bruns USAA  |  09-02-2016

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Could you afford to go to school and budget yourself to live on the Post-9/11 GI Bill stipend? Consider these potential expenses when creating your back-to-school budget.

529 Plans Let You Give Your Child or Grandchild the Gift of a Higher Education

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  11-30-2015

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If you're looking for a gift that could make a real difference, check out a 529 college savings plan. Here's what you need to know.

Do It Right: College

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  07-20-2015

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While the case for education is clear, it's important to get it done in a way that makes it a financial spring board and not a sink hole.

Playing Catch-Up in the College Savings Game

by User  J.J. Montanaro USAA  |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  03-23-2015

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Sending a child off to college is a challenge. Getting them through it without building up a debilitating amount of debt is an even bigger task. Even if you're starting late, you may be able to build a plan that will help.

Got Kids? Better Start Saving for College Now

by User  ScottHalliwell  |  San Antonio, TX  |  01-26-2015

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College seems to be getting pricier by the minute. If you're planning to pay for your kids to go someday, hopefully you're already saving for it.

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