09.19.17
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How to Teach Kids About Money, from Toddlers to Teens

The world is beginning to embrace the idea of a cashless economy, and it’s raised some interesting questions about how we impart financial knowledge to

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Six Books I Wish I’d Read Before Starting College

I did very little reading the summer before I started college. I was focused on figuring out which roommate was going to bring the mini-fridge

08.13.17
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How to Graduate From a Big-Name College for a Fraction of the Cost

One of the most effective ways for students to reduce the costs of higher education is to take the community college route to earning a

07.18.17
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How to Learn a New Language with Minimal Expense

One common question that readers send into the Reader Mailbag revolves around learning a particular language without a lot of expense. Most of the well-known

06.30.17
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The College Student’s Guide to Getting Out of Credit Card Debt (2017)

Credit cards can be powerful tools for college students. By using the right credit card responsibly, students can graduate with zero debt and a great

06.30.17
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The K-12 Teacher’s Guide to Funding Classroom Supplies

It’s often been said that you can’t put a price on education, but what about the out-of-pocket classroom expenses incurred by educators each year? In

05.07.17
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Watch These 10 Famous College Commencement Speeches for a Boost of Inspiration

Every year, college graduates get the opportunity to enjoy commencement speeches from some of the biggest names in art, religion, sports, business, and every other

05.01.17
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How to Choose the Right 529 Plan to Save for College

A 529 plan is a great way to save for your child’s college education, but it can be challenging to figure out which plan you

03.22.17
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Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid

I graduated college with $145,000 in student loans. The worst part about it? I was willfully ignorant about the amount I borrowed. It would all

03.07.17
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An Advanced Degree Can Help You Earn More Money – and Spend It All, If You’re Not Careful

For many college graduates, an advanced degree is a one-way ticket to earning more. By working beyond a bachelor’s degree, new graduates can climb the

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How to Spot Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

After completing college, you may feel overburdened by your student loan costs, but don’t fall victim to student loan forgiveness scams that offer false promises

12.17.16
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Scholarships for Women Returning to College

No matter why you left college in the first place — to raise children, to care for aging parents, to work full-time, to figure out

12.15.16
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Tax Guide for College Students

Attending college is one of the biggest steps toward adulthood. Going to class, keeping up with homework, studying, holding down a job, and trying to

12.06.16
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How to Take Out Student Loans Without a Cosigner

You want to take out a student loan, but without using a cosigner. While that’s not ideal, it’s certainly understandable. Sure, getting your parents or a

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What Are My Student Loan Repayment Options?

Graduating from college takes determination, hard work, and fortitude — but so does paying for your education. Picking the right student loan repayment option is

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Four Strategies to Stay Sane While Battling a Student Loan

The most surprising part about paying off my student loan has been the mental anguish it causes. I get sad thinking about how much money

11.18.16
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The Direct PLUS Loan Program: Six Things Parents Should Know

Your kid isn’t the only one studying. If you’re searching for grants and scholarship money and researching federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans, you probably feel

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Federal Student Loan Servicing: Who Is My Loan Servicer?

Loan servicers act as an intermediary between you and the federal student loan program that helped you pay for school. No matter what your situation