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Books About Saving and Investing

  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. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Kristin Davis, Financing College, Kiplinger Times Business (Random House), Washington, DC, 1996. ISBN 0-8129-2827-X ($15.00). 288 pages. A good guide to financial planning for college. Discusses saving and investing for college, prepaid tuition plans, increasing eligibility for financial aid, searching for scholarships, and loans. Contains an in-depth look at the best investments for your college fund. Includes several worksheets, including one you can use to calculate your expected family contribution (EFC). The emphasis is on practical and realistic advice, such as a list of ways to cut your expenses and tips on how to manage your cash flow. To order a copy, call 1-800-280-7165 or write to Kiplinger Books and Tapes, PO Box 85193, Richmond, VA 23285-5193.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Gerald Krefetz, How to pay for your children's college education, College Board Publications, New York, 1988. ISBN 0-87447-248-2 ($12.95). 158 pages. This books is aimed at parents, and covers saving for college, gifts, taxes, trusts, loans, businesses, and special financial circumstances. Some of the information in this book is dated. To order a copy, call 1-800-323-7155 or write to College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886. For more information, call 1-212-713-8165 or fax 1-212-713-8143.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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