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What’s the Best Way to Save for College?

What’s the Best Way to Save for College?

If you follow the news, you’ve heard about the issues surrounding student loan debt. Recent reports from the New York Federal Reserve peg Americans’ outstanding student loan debt at $1.16 trillion, or an average of $33,000 per borrower. That is a...
The Qualitative Reasons I Decided To Do A Master’s Degree

The Qualitative Reasons I Decided To Do A Master’s Degree

For many people, the decision on whether or not they plan on pursuing a graduate degree comes down to money. Does earning a Master’s Degree lead to bigger paycheck? Is going back to school worth sacrificing a few years of earning potential? Can I afford to...
What Recent College Grads Need To Know About Money

What Recent College Grads Need To Know About Money

I’ve just started my senior year of college and it looks like I’ll have to be a real person soon. I’m not sure how I feel about it – part of me is thrilled about not doing homework and making money, and part of me is sad that...
Should I Pay Off My Student Loans Or Invest?

Should I Pay Off My Student Loans Or Invest?

Are you one of the thousands of workers in the throes of paying off your student loans? Do you have the cash to pay off most of the debt now? Are you wondering which is the best use of your capital, pay off the loans or invest in the financial markets? Learn...
Why Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life For The Better

Why Studying Abroad Will Change Your Life For The Better

You wake up with a foreign breeze blowing through your window, the air spiced with the fragrance of coffee from the sidewalk cafe just down the street from your apartment. Will you go to class today or will you explore the historic Old Town? Or will you head...
Five College Savings Plans And Investment Options

Five College Savings Plans And Investment Options

Ah, college. If you’re a student, it’s a time of new beginnings and the promise of the future. For whomever’s paying, it’s the reality of a stack of big fat bills. How do you pay for college without checking into the poor house? I bring good news: you have...
How Should I Save for College

How Should I Save for College

If you have children, or are about to, it’s wise to begin planning for college education costs. The table below details average costs per year for college over the last decade for four year institutions: 2000 – 2001 2009 – 2010 Public...
How College Grads Can Ace Their Real-Life Finances

How College Grads Can Ace Their Real-Life Finances

This post first appeared on Forbes.com.  We’ve all seen how landing that precious first job after college isn’t exactly easy these days. Job growth is sluggish and the unemployment rate is stuck above 8 percent. But while it may be difficult out there...
Five Things to Do and Not Do For Your New College Grad

Five Things to Do and Not Do For Your New College Grad

Let’s face it, the need for financial aid doesn’t magically disappear once a college diploma is earned. New college graduates heading out into the real world will likely come a knockin’ on family doors for some help in the early going. Here’s how to help a...