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March 26th, 2010
11:20 AM ET

SAVE NOW, LEARN LATER

Saving for college can be tough for both students and parents.  Tuition costs keep rising and savings plans are sometimes tough to navigate.  Look no further – we've got some tips to help!  This week Congress passed a bill to overhaul student loans; we'll tell you what this means for YOU.  Plus we've got advice on 529 savings plans to help put you on track for the future.  Financial planner Karen Lee joins us this Saturday at 2pm ET. 

Post your money questions and we'll read some live on the air!


Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
March 26th, 2010
06:44 AM ET

The cost of fixing a broken heart

A family from Henderson, Texas is financially and emotionally drained. Their 4-month-old daughter Brynn needs a heart transplant to live. The surgery will cost close to $1 million, the Lewis’ have insurance to cover that, but they probably won’t after the surgery. The insurance has a $2 million lifetime treatment cap, combined with the last four months of Brynn’s treatment, the surgery will push her past the limit and the Lewis’ expect to be dropped from their insurance. So what do you think…is a cap a cap even for a 4 month old baby? Send us your thoughts and we’ll read them during the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.


Filed under: Anchors • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips