Retirement vs College: Retirement WINS

Last Updated Jun 6, 2011 4:49 PM EDT

Whenever I conduct a speaking engagement, someone in the audience asks me about how to save for both retirement and college. Today during a financial planning session in the fire-hot Arizona desert (no humidity, still 100 degrees!), the question popped up again.

I remembered that I had conducted an interview this winter on the exact topic -- the advice is the same, even if the temperature was about 70 degrees colder!

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