FIRE

Surprise Benefit of FIRE in Southern Illinois

The main reasons for moving to the Illinois side of Saint Louis were the cost of living and proximity to friendships and family. What I never expected was the possibility that our location would allow for a significantly cheaper college experience for our children. Illinois is home to a few of the top universities in… Continue reading Surprise Benefit of FIRE in Southern Illinois

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Costs of Top UK Universities for Americans

The University of Cambridge and The University of Oxford are two of the top five colleges in the world. They are generally ranked only behind Harvard, MIT, and Stanford in the global rankings. Being accepted at either school would be an honor, but the costs are high for international students. The cheapest tuition for Cambridge is ~$32,000,… Continue reading Costs of Top UK Universities for Americans

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University of Toronto Cost for Americans

My oldest child is looking at colleges and said they would like to attend school in Canada. They enjoy the weather and the politics. Unfortunately, the school has become increasingly unaffordable for international students. Tuition is $45,000+, and you should expect to spend another $20,000 in living expenses. Financial aid for Americans is nonexistent. You can use your 529… Continue reading University of Toronto Cost for Americans