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Four 529 Plans Rated Gold By Morningstar

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In its annual review of college-savings plans, Morningstar awarded 29 plans a gold, silver or bronze rating for 2014. Three plans received a negative rating.

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Alabama’s State Treasury Drops Pimco From College Funding Plan

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Alabama’s Treasury liquidated its Pimco Total Return Fund holdings in the state’s 529 plan, citing departures of senior investment personnel at the firm.

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Prepaying Student Loans May Mean Less Money In Retirement

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Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people's ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents' basements...

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Slow Recovery Among Young Bringing Urgency To Financial Literacy

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The slow recovery by young adults from the recession is bringing urgency to financial literacy efforts, Treasury Department Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Thursday.

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It Happens: Seniors With Student Debt—And Smaller Social Security Checks

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A growing number of seniors are discovering the federal government plans to take part of their Social Security benefit to pay off delinquent student loans, tax bills, child support or alimony.

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College Enrollment Declines For Second Consecutive Year

by FA Staff

The U.S. Census Bureau reports a two-year cumulative enrollment drop of 930,000 students, with community colleges experiencing the largest decline.

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MassMutual Prepares To Launch The Society Of Grownups

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MassMutual’s new endeavor hopes to engage young adults about financial issues.

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Parents Struggle To Save For College, CFP Board Finds

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Parents' own student loan debt prevents them from saving for their children’s college expenses, a CFP Board survey has found.

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FPA Hires Director Of Professional Development

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George Bradley has joined the FPA to manage conferences and other educational programs.

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TD Ameritrade Enhances Online Education Center

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The center is designed to bring together professional development resources, tools and content for financial professionals.

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