IBJ Podcast: Pete the Planner talks about paying for college

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IBJ personal finance columnist Peter Dunn talks with podcast host Mason King about three key components of paying for college: saving in advance, paying some expenses in the moment and preparing your kids to make good choices.

All three take planning, Dunn says. And that last one takes some tough and ongoing conversations about choosing an affordable college, the amount you'll be contributing as parents and making good decisions about debt.

But his most important piece of advice for parents? Prioritize saving for retirement over saving for your kids' college costs—no matter what your heart is telling you.

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