8 Smart Tips for Paying for College
As of 2021, America's collective college debt is now almost $1.7 trillion. Yes, trillion. (If you stacked that many dollar bills on top of one another, they would reach nearly halfway to the moon!) Astronomical numbers aside, there are plenty of smart ways to plan how to pay for college, says certified financial planner Joe Messinger, cofounder and director of college planning at Capstone Wealth Partners in Dublin, Ohio. Here's how to help your family emerge from those college years in solid financial shape.