5 Ways to Make Sure a College Education Pays Off

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5 Ways to Make Sure a College Education Pays Off

5 Ways to Make Sure a College Education Pays Off

Around this time every year, there is usually a barrage of stories in the media about the ever-escalating amounts of student loan debt. These are accompanied by news of the college majors that pay the most – and, conversely, those that pay the least. Don’t pay any attention to the advice embedded within those stories…. Read More

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

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Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Returning to school is a big decision that often comes with a big price tag. Before you start school again, whether you are completing an undergraduate degree or going for graduate work, it’s a good idea to evaluate how you can best prepare to get the most out of it. 1. Consider the Investment For… Read More

Who Cares Where You Went to College?

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Who Cares Where You Went to College?

Who Cares Where You Went to College?

Some 15 years ago, my wife and I attended a barbecue fundraiser for a local nonprofit. As we made our way through the crowd, I bumped into a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. Jack (not his real name) was the CFO of a good-sized public company. After catching up on work, family and… Read More

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

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The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

The Hard & Easy Ways to Pay for College

You’ve dreamed of the day your child would go off to college. What you didn’t dream of was the cost. For that, you had nightmares. There are two ways to make college affordable; the hard way and the easy way.  The easy way is to start saving the day your child is born. The hard… Read More

College Choices: How Should Money Factor In?

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College Choices: How Should Money Factor In?

College Choices: How Should Money Factor In?

With graduation season upon us, the media is flooded with stories about the ever-escalating amounts of student loan debt.  Those stories are almost always accompanied by news of the college majors that pay the most — and those that pay the least. In reading all of this, those bound for college might be moved to… Read More

Colleges Feel Pressure to Lower Tuition Costs

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Colleges Feel Pressure to Lower Tuition Costs

Colleges Feel Pressure to Lower Tuition Costs

With many college students and their families concerned over mounting tuition costs, student loans and other related higher education expenses, private universities across the country are feeling pressure to make college more affordable. However, it remains unseen as to whether any will do so. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, a number… Read More

How a College Education Could Cost $0 in the Future

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How a College Education Could Cost $0 in the Future

How a College Education Could Cost $0 in the Future

Late last year, total student loan debt in the United States reached $1 trillion, a situation that set off a lot of hand-wringing. And for the people bearing the burden of the debt, the crisis is a deeply personal one. At the time, few could have predicted that a revolution was already in the works that could someday make student… Read More

Do Financial Literacy Classes Work?

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Do Financial Literacy Classes Work?

Do Financial Literacy Classes Work?

Many colleges and universities have been implementing financial literacy courses for students following the Great Recession, in which Americans’ money knowledge (or lack thereof) was put under the spotlight. A recent survey sponsored by Visa found that Americans rank behind Brazilians, Mexicans and Australians in financial literacy, according to an article by Investopedia. So, are… Read More

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