Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

College

Saving money for college:

If your child is 5 or younger:

  • Invest money, e.g., in an aggressive growth fund

If your child is 5 or older:

  • Invest money, e.g., in a regular growth fund

If your child is 10 or older:

  • Invest money, e.g., in an equity income fund

If your child is 15 or older:

  • Invest money, e.g., 25% in equities and 75% in a fixed income fund

Applications:

  • For the essay, consider telling a fiction story which illustrates why you and the college are a good match

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