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Investing now for college: A Q&A with FAME on NextGen grants

Maine is one of 30 states collaborating with the College Savings Plans Network to declare May 29th “529 Day” in an effort to encourage families to start preparing for college costs early. I spoke with the Finance Authority of Maine’s (FAME) Elizabeth Vanderweide about Maine’s NextGen College Investing Plan® and the thousands of dollars in […]

A Matter of Degrees: Business and philanthropy innovate to help more students reach college

The headlines are worse every day – college debt is higher than ever and the burden is being shared by students and their whole families, now to the point where society is questioning the value of a higher education degree. The New York Times just reported this sobering story: In the first three months of […]