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Whether to save for retirement or their children's college tuition is a big dilemma for many parents, especially as the recession has shrunk savings, retirement portfolios, and – in many cases – paychecks. But don't shortchange retirement to pay for college, advisers say.
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Those who did suffered smaller losses last year. Yet few welcome that strategy.
Keys for pink-slip recipients include directness, dignity, and forward motion.
Madoff case shows need for custodial accounts when working with advisers.
Parents who pay for some tuition now will get enough interest to cover that same portion in the future, plus an additional return on their investment.