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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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50. College Investing Cheat Sheet

From a financial standpoint, being the parents of college-bound children is no picnic.

—College Board

The toughest part of saving for college is, well, saving. The next toughest part is figuring out where to stash the cash. Investing college money is arguably trickier than saving for retirement because the time horizon is shorter and therefore less forgiving. And that’s especially true if your child is in high school.

Obviously, parents can invest far more aggressively if their child is still watching Sesame Street rather than borrowing the family car. However, parents who feel paralyzed by an abundance of choices aren’t going to find generalities too helpful.

Perhaps the best way to find the answer is to turn ...

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