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How to Plan for College When the State Keeps Cutting Aid

Matt Sapaula

I am a proud father, financial strategist, TV commentator and financial talk show host of Money Smart Radio

Illinois continues to battle through a tough economy and budget battles.  It seems that Gov. Quinn is pushing towards raising state income taxes.  More specifically, parents planning for their kid's college education have a compounded problem.  Home equity and retirements savings have been set back in addition to the Illinois Bright Start 529 College Savings plan dealing with legal issues after losing millions.

Here's a few tips to help plan for your kid's college on a recent appearance on Monique Caradine-Kitchen's show "My Perspective" on my50Chicago. Joining me is Kathleen Carlson, PhD of Saint Xavier University to help students and parents understand the options when planning for college...straight from the horse's mouth.

Do you find yourself in this predicament?  Email us info@moneysmartradio.com to address your financial concern, comment or question.  Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute dialogue and feedback.

In the meantime, here are 20 Pearls of Wisdom for Current College Students and New Grads on our radio show page...from our friends on Facebook/Twitter.  Be sure to connect with them too!



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Jenny Milk said:


I don't think people should have kids unless they know how they are going to pay for their college. That, or make the kid get a job at age 15 and start saving. It's ludicrous to expect money from the state.

Jenny Milk said:


that being said, it's good you are giving parents tips, who need it :)

Matt Sapaula said:


Yeah Jenny, let's also find a way for people to stop havin sex...then we don't have to worry so much, eh? I agree with you, I was a bicycle messenger downtown at 15 yrs old. "Get the video games out of their hands and GET 'EM to WORK!" ;)

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