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

Students Know Little About Their Own Debt, Study Finds

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Students Know Little About Their Own Debt, Study Finds

Students Know Little About Their Own Debt, Study Finds

Student loan debt has been in the news a lot lately as federal lawmakers grapple with the possibility of extending the current lower interest rates on government-issued education financing, which are set to double this summer. However, many students may have limited knowledge of what they owe on these accounts. A new study from Iowa… Read More

The Next Bubble: Is It Time to Cap College Tuition?

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The Next Bubble: Is It Time to Cap College Tuition?

The Next Bubble: Is It Time to Cap College Tuition?

At $1 trillion dollars, student loan debt has eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in American history. To make matters worse, come July 1 the interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford student loans will automatically double, from 3.4% to 6.8%, unless Congressional action is taken to extend the lower rate before then. Depending… Read More

More Concerns About Effects of Student Loan Debt

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More Concerns About Effects of Student Loan Debt

More Concerns About Effects of Student Loan Debt

Millions of young adults graduate from college every year and have the hope of quickly gaining some amount of financial independence, but these days, many are having their ability to reach those goals hindered by massive amounts of student loan debt.

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