A word to the wise: Start saving before preschool.

Strong grades used to be the key to getting into a good college. Nowadays, you also need a strong savings plan. The best strategy is to start while a child is quite young and invest steadily through the high school years. Fill in your financial data to help fine-tune your plan. Click on "View Report" for an in-depth look at the results.

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