If you read anything about paying for college these days, you may have seen a column or two in which the author lamented that “back in the day” a student could earn the year’s tuition by working a summer job.
Of course, those times are past. Given the rising cost of college, higher education has to be paid for over time, like retirement or a home. There are basically two options:
Save money in advance and earn interest, especially in tax-advantaged 529 plans