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Marotta On Money- January 26, 2010


College Planning

Start Saving for College the Day They Are Born (01-25-2010)

My youngest is a first-year student at the University of Virginia. My coauthor Matthew's youngest child was born only a month ago. Matthew is just beginning to think about college funding, and I'm withdrawing from my final 529 plan. Over their lifetime, college graduates gross $1 million more in earnings than their less educated counterparts. Education helps people both gain and keep wealth. But paying for it can be daunting, especially if you have to pay all at once. For some families the price tag exceeds the cost of their home. Thus starting a savings plan early is critical.
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How to Double Your Retirement (12-26-2005)

Every six years you delay saving and investing you cut in half the lifestyle you will have in retirement. You owe it to yourself and your family to make certain that your financial New Year's Resolution are kept this year. Here are ways to save and to invest that are simple and specific enough to keep. Tell someone. Goals that are shared are ten times more likely to be acted upon. Don't wait until you have everything set up to seek out accountability.   Set goals. If your goals aren't concrete and specific they won't be achieved.
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Retirement Planning