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Planning for College Doesn't have to be a Pain in the FAFSA* - New Government Tool Helps Military Families Plan for College
By Sean Naron
Administrative and Advocacy Associate at Consumer Federation of America (and recent College Graduate)
College is expensive. Really expensive. The cost of tuition, board, books (and beer) seems to go up every year and between loans, grants, work study, and the other myriad forms of financial aid (including the dreaded on-campus job), it can nearly impossible to figure out what you will owe for four years of fun higher education.
Get Sweaty: Do Sweat the Small Stuff and Find Out How Much You Can Save!
By Lila Quintiliani, AFC
Military Saves Assistant Coordinator
A while ago I read a personal finance article, and the gist of it was “don’t sweat the small stuff.” That people needed to pay attention to saving on big ticket items, like houses, cars, rent, and so on and to stop wasting their time nit picking over the minute details of their spending. Well, I couldn’t disagree more. I think most people get into difficulties because they don’t pay sufficient attention to what they are spending their money on daily. They are literally nickling and diming themselves into financial difficulties.