How Stuck-in-the-middle Parents Can Afford College

All parents want to pay for their kids’ college, but many families find themselves too wealthy to qualify for financial aid but too strapped to pay out of pocket. If that’s the case for you, financial advisors agree you should prioritize retirement savings over paying for college. After all, your kid can take out federal...

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