09.29.15
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Student Guide to Car Insurance

If you’re lucky enough to drive your own set of wheels during college, now’s the time to do a little bit of homework on car

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Start College Off Right With Discover it® for Students

Your bags are packed and your dorm room is ready, but do you have everything you need for college? Chances are, you’re missing a valuable

08.23.15
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College Un-Checklist: 10 Things Not to Bring to Campus

As the first days of school approach, many new college students are trying to figure out what to bring – and what not to bring

08.21.15
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How to Save Money on College Textbooks

Over the last few days, I’ve heard from a handful of college students that are facing the start of their fall semester in college and

08.16.15
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10 Hot Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

There is no simple answer to the question, “Is college worth it?” Simply put, there are too many variables to consider. But the debate over higher

08.05.15
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The Best 529 Plans in America

Saving for college is overwhelming for even the most meticulous financial planners, but the best 529 plans can help you reach your goals. Simply put, a

08.02.15
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Should Your Parents Have a Say in Your College Major?

When my husband chose to pursue his first bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, his parents were less than thrilled. They wanted him to be happy,

07.19.15
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Earn and Learn: 10 Great Jobs That Start With an Apprenticeship

As the cost of a four-year degree continues to surge higher, a more traditional form of education seems to be catching on: the apprenticeship. A wide range of

Best Student Loans in 2016

Figuring out how to pay for college can be a stressful, complicated process. I remember being overwhelmed when I started at a pricey private college,

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

04.01.15

Affordable Online MBA Programs in 2016

This is the final article in a series on affordable online education. We previously covered specifically online colleges and various degree programs, including online bachelor’s

03.31.15

Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs in 2016

This is part of a four-part series that focuses on affordable online education, specifically online colleges and various degree programs. Other articles in this series

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