06.04.15
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The ‘What Should I Major In?’ Question

Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from a high-school-aged reader – or the parent of a high-school-aged student – who is looking for

05.23.15
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What to Bring to College: The Smart (and Frugal) College Checklist

Angela writes in: In nine days, our oldest son is graduating from high school. He will be the first one in our family to go

05.21.15
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10 College Degrees That Could Pay Off in 2015

Recent news about the rising costs of college has been nothing short of dark and dreary. By all accounts, the price tag of higher education

05.13.15
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10 Smart Graduation Gifts for College-Bound Seniors

Summer is almost upon us, and with it a barrage of social events, from backyard barbecues to weddings to, of course, graduation parties. And while you can bring

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The True Cost of Student Loans

When you’re 18 years old and preparing to leave the nest, it’s easy to think you’ve got it all figured out. You’re ready for college, and

Student Loan Consolidation Guide

Student loan consolidation may not be the silver-bullet solution that it used to be, but it can still offer some benefits depending on your situation. First and foremost,

04.05.15
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Choosing a College Major? Check the Stats First

If you’re on the verge of choosing a college major, there are a number of factors you should consider. Not only do you need to

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Should You Co-Sign a Loan?

“Will you co-sign a loan?” That’s almost like asking, “Will you marry me?” Well, maybe not quite that intense. However, a marriage can end in

03.20.15
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Six Biggest Myths About 529 Plans

By Kathryn Flynn A college degree is worth more today than ever before. In fact, according to a study by Pew Research, young adults with

03.14.15
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Tips for Landing a Job After College

Buckle up. You’ve done the work, and you’ve got the debt to prove it, but you’re finally finishing college and ready to start looking for

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Best Apps to Save You Money in College

Did you hear? College is super-expensive. So here are some apps that could save you money while you’re there. Your Bank’s App Monitor your account

03.06.15
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10 Master’s Degrees That Can Actually Pay Off

Earning a college degree is usually the best way to guarantee better job prospects and higher pay. You put the work in up front, do

03.05.15
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20 Colleges Well Worth the Money

Here’s a sobering statistic: Over 20 years, you’d earn a better return investing your college fund in the stock market than actually using it to

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Take These Steps to Deal With Massive Student Loan Debt

Dealing with any student debt is challenging, but what about when the amount is simply overwhelming? About one in five borrowers owes more than $50,000 in student

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Struggling With Student Loans? How to Lower Your Payments

If you’re struggling to make your student loan payments, one option to explore is income-driven repayment plans. These plans are available to federal borrowers to

02.23.15
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More Than One Kid? How to Save for College

A reader named Autumn asks a good question: “Hi, I need some advice… My sweet newborn was given a little over $1,000 from our family

02.21.15

Why You Don’t Need a Business Degree to Start a Business

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain Do you need a business degree to know how to run a business?

02.20.15

Is an Unpaid Internship Worth It?

Unpaid internships are definitely a hot-button issue for college students and recent grads. Ross Perlin, author of  “Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn

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