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Books About Financial Planning

  1. Warren Boroson and Martin M. Shenkman, Keys to investing for your child's future, Barron's Educational Series, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, 1992. ISBN 0-81204-961-6 ($5.95). 152 pages. To order a copy, call 1-800-645-3476 or write to Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788.

  2. Alexander A. Bove Jr., Nearly Free Tuition, 2nd edition, Penguin Books, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1992. ISBN 0-96256-672-1 ($19.95). 240 pages. Discusses meeting college costs through tax and financial planning. This book is somewhat dated. To order a copy, call 1-800-526-0275 or 1-201-387-0600.

  3. Marion Buhagiar, PaineWebber -- How to build a college fund for your child, Perigee Books, New York, 1989. ISBN 0-39951-534-8 ($4.95). 198 pages. Financial planning advice.

  4. Donna Sammons Carpenter, Bright Ideas: The Ins and Outs of Financing a College Education, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1992. ISBN 0-67166-633-9 ($11.00). 256 pages. Financial planning advice. To order a copy, write to Simon & Schuster, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

  5. J. Grady Cash, College funding made easy: How to save for college while maintaining eligibility for financial aid, Betterway Publications, White Hall, Virginia, 1991. ISBN 1-55870-214-8 ($12.95). 149 pages. A book about saving and investing for college. Out of Print.

  6. Melissa Cook, College student's handbook of financial assistance and planning, Moonbeam Publications, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1992. ISBN 1-56271-999-8 ($9.95). 116 pages.

  7. Arnold Corrigan and Phyllis C. Kaufman, How to Finance Your Child's College Education, Longmeadow Press, 1988. ISBN 0-68140-496-5 ($4.50). 109 pages. Provides a general overview of financial aid, with some coverage of saving for college and college financial planning.

  8. Richard Eisenberg, The Money Book of Personal Finance, Warner Books, January 1996. ISBN 0-446-51981-2 hardcover ($24.95). 579 pages. This personal finance book includes a 22-page chapter on financing a college education. It discusses need analysis calculations, saving for college, investing for college, and education loans.

  9. Stephanie Gallagher, Money Secrets the Pros Don't Want You to Known, AMACOM, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-8144-7893-X ($17.95). 246 pages. This book includes a 19-page chapter about financing a college education, with advice on saving for college, maximizing eligibility for financial aid, and cutting college costs. To order a copy, write to AMACOM, American Management Association, 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020.

  10. David L. Gibberman, Planning to finance your child's college education, Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, Illinois, 1992. 66 pages. How much to save, obtaining financial aid, tax and investment strategies, work sheets.

  11. Gene R. Hawes and David M. Brownstone, The College Money Book: How to Get a High-Quality Education at the Lowest Possible Cost, Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1984. ISBN 0-67252-772-3 ($12.95). 248 pages. Provides good financial planning advice and includes a very good financial planning calendar. (Previously How to Get the Money to Pay for College.)

  12. Theodore E. Hughes and David Klein, The Parents' Financial Survival Guide, Facts on File, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-8160-3278-5 ($14.95). 200 pages. A personal finance handbook for parents, this book includes a 22-page chapter about choosing and paying for college. To order a copy, call 1-800-322-8755 or 1-212-683-2244, or write to Facts on File, 460 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016.

  13. Paul M. Lane, The Dow Jones-Irwin guide to college financial planning, Dow Jones-Irwin, Homewood, Illinois, 1981. ISBN 0-87094-267-0 ($14.95). 260 pages.

  14. J. K. Lasser, Guide to financing your child's education, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1985. ISBN 0-67155-816-1 ($7.95). 120 pages.

  15. Peter V. Laurenzo CFP, College Financial Aid: How to Get Your Fair Share, 3rd edition, Hudson Financial Press, Albany, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-96299-612-2 ($10.95 + $2.50 shipping and handling). 137 pages. Peter Laurenzo is a principal of College Aid Planning Associates, Inc. of Albany, New York. The book discusses college financial planning and maximizing eligibility for aid, with an overview of federal financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-518-435-9042, fax 1-518-435-9044, write to Hudson Financial Press, 6 Executive Park Drive, Albany, NY 12203, or send email to

  16. Richard W. Lewis, How to Pay for a College Education (or any education) Without Going Broke, Bob Adams Inc., Holbrook, Massachusetts, 1993. ISBN 1-55850-255-6 ($9.95). 199 pages. This book covers college financial planning advice, saving for college, and financial planning vehicles. To order a copy, write to Bob Adams, Inc., 260 Center Street, Holbrook, MA 02343.

  17. Marguerite Smith, Paying for Your Child's College Education, MONEY (Warner Books), New York, 1996. ISBN 0-44667-165-7 ($9.99). 162 pages. A guide for parents, this book covers best buys, investment strategies with model portfolios, how much to save, cutting college costs, and education loans. To order a copy, write to Warner Books, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

  18. James Tenuto and Susan Schwartzwald, Get Real! A Student's Guide to Money and Other Practical Matters, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, San Diego, California, 1992. ISBN 0-15600-595-6 ($9.95). 204 pages. This book discusses budgeting and financial management for students.

  19. Your Money and Your Life: Financial Planning for Low-Income Working Women, Women's Educational Equity Act Program Publishing Center, Newton, Massachusetts, 1985. $13.00 plus $2.00 postage and handling. Covers financial planning, including attitudes about money, tips for saving money, finding financial aid for education, and locating quality child care. To order a copy, call 1-800-225-3088 or write to EDC, 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160.

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