Start Saving Early. The fact is you need money in your bank account to pay the bill. Whether you’re enrolling yourself or have a child that you’re going to be putting through school, you ought to start saving as soon as you know a college expense is on the horizon. You can start saving even before your child’s in kindergarten.
The basics work– put a few dollars to the side with each check. Skip a couple of lattes per week and put the savings in a coffee can. But to really put away some serious cash, consider a savings program like a 529 Plan, which offers tax breaks for money saved and spent on tuition.