College Costs

  • Sock Away College Savings with Upromise

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    Just a heads up, this post is sponsored by the fine folks at Upromise. This should go without saying, but all opinions are our own and came straight from our own noggins. On most families’ list of obligatory “financial to-dos” is saving for college. We’re part of that group, and…

  • Winnie and Sally

    Funding Our Daughters’ College Educations


    Having a second child is a whole new ball game in the wild world of parenting and especially — surprise, surprise — finances. When Sally was an only child, I was excited at any chance I got to spend money on her because the costs were minimal with just one…

  • Money Babies for 529 College Plans

    Cheating Our 529 College Savings Plan


    It’s almost the end of July and despite our best intentions, Johnny and I still haven’t started contributing to a 529 college savings plan for our future scholar, Sally. When we wrote about 529s in a post last November, we calculated that we wanted to save $30,000 for her college…

  • Pros and Cons of a 529 College Savings Plan


    It’s official: our baby girl is 10 months old. A few nights ago Johnny and I found ourselves talking about her college plans — or rather, our plans for her college. Very funny joke! Nope, this is for real. Lest you think we’re jumping the gun, just remember school loans are…

  • 5 Ways We Survived College Costs

    How We Lived in College


    College life already seems like a lifetime ago. Johnny and I were young newlyweds with no non-school-related cares in the world. And we were poor. Upon getting married, we were on our own financially. We did receive some help in the form of a car Johnny’s grandpa lent us. And…

  • Paying for College: Our Plan for Baby Girl (Part II)


    Yesterday’s post discussed how Johnny and I paid for college. And today we’ll address our options for Baby Girl’s college costs. Johnny and I had to take out loans and get part-time jobs to pay our way through college, but we’re not sure we want the same for Baby Girl.…

  • Our Freaking Graduation

    Paying for College: Our Experience (Part I)


    Even though it’s another 18 years down the road, Johnny and I have started to think about college tuition for Baby Girl. It’s never too early to start preparing… right? (Please say yes.) Depending on where she goes to college, Baby Girl’s tuition costs could range from tens to hundreds…