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Dave Says: It's never too early to start saving for your kid's education, but be sure to set goals and expectations.
If you want to return to college, you'll have to change your budget -- and there may be considerations you didn't have the first time around.
You have an education savings account. Don't flunk a real-life test by failing to spend it.
Don't give your college student the keys to your credit card without some driver's ed.
Keep daughter off the roadside and in class with a crash course on signs of car trouble.
If you think a 529 plan can go only toward tuition and fees, you need to do your homework.
Need to save for college? Use your savings bonds without taking an income tax hit.
You might want to shelter your college kids from the complicated world of credit (and potential debt) for as long as possible, but at some point they will need to learn the ropes