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Increases in College Costs for 2012/2013 Continue to Outpace Inflation

November 26, 2012
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Every October, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases for the current academic year along with trends in the world of higher education. While costs can vary significantly depending on the region and individual college, the College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on its…

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Financial Aid 101

November 19, 2012
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Many parents pay for college with a combination of savings and financial aid. By learning the basics, you’ll be able to understand how the financial aid process works, properly fill out aid applications, and compare the aid awards your child receives. What is financial aid? Financial aid is money distributed primarily by the federal government…

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Frequently Asked Questions – Why Do Women Need Life Insurance?

September 11, 2012
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Today, women have more financial responsibilities than ever before. How will your family or loved ones manage financially if you die? Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you probably need life insurance. At the very least, life insurance can help pay for the costs of funeral and burial services, estate administration,…

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

January 24, 2012
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Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. But competing with the desire to own your home free and clear is your need to invest for retirement, your child’s college…

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529 College Savings Plans

December 28, 2011
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529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. Much like the way 401(k) plans revolutionized the world of retirement savings a few decades ago, 529 college savings plans have revolutionized the world of college savings. As of June 2011, total assets in…

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Financial Planning–Helping You See the Big Picture

December 21, 2011
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Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a process that can help you reach your goals by…

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Finding an asset allocation that’s right for you

November 24, 2011
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Successful wealth management isn’t something that just happens. Financial planning relies heavily on investments that are selected with a strategic foundation in mind, geared toward your unique situation and long-term financial goals. Often including a mix of asset classes such as bonds, equities, real estate and commodities, the proper allocation of resources among your portfolio…

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Boeing retains on-campus recruiting despite recession

September 1, 2011
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The Boeing Co. has continued its practice of on-campus recruitment in recent months, unlike many other large multinational corporations struggling under the financial burden of the recession. Corporate recruiters have scaled back on campus events with some eliminating them all together, according to a report that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal. In place…

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Washington state students to benefit from joint Boeing-Microsoft contribution

June 28, 2011
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If you live in Washington state and dream of earning a bachelor’s degree but can’t afford the ever-increasing cost of a four-year university, a new pledge from Boeing and Microsoft may be able to help. The two companies have joined together to contribute $50 million over the next five years to a scholarship fund that…

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Life Insurance: Protecting Today's Assets and Tomorrow's Heirs

December 19, 2010
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Many people obtain life insurance when they first have children and then forget about it, except for when the premium bill comes due. But an effective financial plan includes reexamining your life insurance needs continually throughout your life to ensure the assets you’ve accumulated are protected and to provide additional opportunities to create wealth. Estimate…

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