Does Obama’s Free Tuition Plan Earn a Passing Grade?

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Does Obama’s Free Tuition Plan Earn a Passing Grade?

Does Obama’s Free Tuition Plan Earn a Passing Grade?

The way we value higher education and go about financing its cost is all messed up. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average annual tuition at two- and four- year public institutions is roughly $9,000 and $17,000 respectively, and $24,000 and $34,000 at private colleges (not-for-profit and for-profit). No wonder total student… Read More

5 Ways to Optimize Your Student Loans in 2015

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Student Loans in 2015

5 Ways to Optimize Your Student Loans in 2015

If you’re the type to make New Year’s resolutions, chances are one of them had something to do with money – save more, spend less, etc. And if you’re one of the 40 million Americans dealing with student loans, chances are your money resolution had something to do with paying down that debt, or getting… Read More

Taylor Swift Helped Pay a Fan’s Student Loan Debt

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Taylor Swift Helped Pay a Fan’s Student Loan Debt

Taylor Swift Helped Pay a Fan’s Student Loan Debt

Taylor Swift loves her fans so much she showered many of them with gifts during Swiftmas, her holiday fan-appreciation bonanza, the results of which can be viewed on YouTube (fair warning: lots of girls screaming and crying with glee). Her gifting spree didn’t end in December. On Jan. 12, Rebekah Bortniker received a package from… Read More

I Learned to Code to Pay Back $70K of Student Loans

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I Learned to Code to Pay Back $70K of Student Loans

I Learned to Code to Pay Back $70K of Student Loans

Armando Amador’s story started out much like many other college graduates: He had student debt he knew he had to repay but his job prospects were uncertain. Then his situation took an abrupt turn, and now he makes more than $70,000 a year and hopes to finish repaying his student loans in about three years…. Read More

The 5 Best Money Lessons We Learned Last Year

Personal Finance

The 5 Best Money Lessons We Learned Last Year

The 5 Best Money Lessons We Learned Last Year

We shared hundreds of stories with you in 2014, filled with great lessons for building your credit, getting out of debt, protecting your identity and improving your financial health, despite the many challenges that inevitably pop up along the way. Amid all the other news and events you absorbed last year, we don’t expect you… Read More

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