College Tuition: Nobody Pays Retail
Imagine having an extra $100,000 or more to invest in great stocks that exhibit dividend growth, to fund your retirement. Or $200,000 if you have two kids. College tuition, which of course is just another name for reduced retirement savings, and related costs can easily set you back $200,000 per kid if you’re a free spender.
The Wall Street Journal helpfully informs us today that colleges are discounting tuition as never before. By an average of 45% off the list price. So, don’t pay retail and steer your offspring to schools willing to negotiate.
Jeff Bailey, The Editor of YCharts, is a former reporter, editor and columnist at the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.