Investing in the Millennial Economy: Think Fast, Act Fast
investing

Investing in the Millennial Economy: Think Fast, Act Fast

What's different about today’s investment picture? How fast it changes. To capitalize on the millennial economy, you have to be ready to move.
March 6, 2019
Smart Ways to Manage Your Student Loans
college

Smart Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

You could consolidate or refinance to lower your payments, but some options will increase your overall costs or eliminate federal loan safeguards.
February 20, 2019
How to Refinance Your Student Debt
credit & debt

How to Refinance Your Student Debt

Consolidating student loans can reduce paperwork and lower your monthly bill.
February 20, 2019
15 Worst College Majors for a Lucrative Career
college

15 Worst College Majors for a Lucrative Career

Whether the high cost of college is worthwhile often depends on what you study.
February 5, 2019
Relief for Student Borrowers
college

Relief for Student Borrowers

These workarounds may help borrowers who are ill, whose school closed, or who have other college debt issues.
January 31, 2019
15 Best Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree
college

15 Best Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

The highest-paying jobs typically require a big investment in education.
January 3, 2019
A New Way to Pay Down Your Student Debt
college

A New Way to Pay Down Your Student Debt

Companies and rural areas offer tax breaks and other benefits.
November 29, 2018
Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?
student loans

Should All Student Debt Be Forgiven?

My favorite reform would be making the repayment of all student loans pro­portional to the borrower’s future earnings.
October 4, 2018
5 Key Financial Aid Considerations When Saving for College
college

5 Key Financial Aid Considerations When Saving for College

Get real about what you might need to pay for your child's education.
October 2, 2018
The Top 3 Things Millennials Should Do Now to Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates
savings

The Top 3 Things Millennials Should Do Now to Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates

Rates may not be this low again in decades, so it could pay to lock them in for the long term.
September 14, 2018
Student Loans Will Cost More
college

Student Loans Will Cost More

Beware that federal student loans will be more expensive this year because of rising interest rates.
August 1, 2018
10 Money-Smart Reasons to Amend Your Tax Return
taxes

10 Money-Smart Reasons to Amend Your Tax Return

If you discovered that you missed taking valuable deductions or tax credits in the past, you have up to three years after the tax-filing deadline to f…
July 23, 2018
6 Tax Breaks for College Costs
college

6 Tax Breaks for College Costs

Several tax breaks can ease the financial blow of college costs, whether you’re saving to send your kids to college, paying tuition bills for a child …
July 20, 2018
Take Control of Your Student Loan Debt (Instead of Letting It Hold You Back)
college

Take Control of Your Student Loan Debt (Instead of Letting It Hold You Back)

Go beyond the basics to see if what you’re doing will help you climb out of that hole ... or dig it deeper.
July 4, 2018
Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Student Debt
college

Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Student Debt

Clinton wants free tuition at many public colleges and less restrictive student loan terms. Trump dislikes student debt, but his plans are not as clea…
June 13, 2018
7 Ways Higher Interest Rates Will Hit Your Pocketbook, Portfolio
investing

7 Ways Higher Interest Rates Will Hit Your Pocketbook, Portfolio

The rate on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note has moved from 2.06% in September 2017 to a temporary high above 3.12% in May.
June 5, 2018
Best Ways to Pay for Grad School
college

Best Ways to Pay for Grad School

Getting an advanced degree isn't cheap. But you may not need to go into debt.
May 9, 2018
How a Grandparent's 529 Account Affects College Financial Aid
college

How a Grandparent's 529 Account Affects College Financial Aid

Distributions from a grandparent-owned 529 savings plan could reduce a grandchild's financial aid. But using one of these strategies can limit the imp…
May 9, 2018
Microsoft’s 15 Biggest Flops
investing

Microsoft’s 15 Biggest Flops

Microsoft (MSFT, $93.78) isn’t exactly the flashiest name in the technology space.
March 27, 2018
How to Tame Your Student Loans
college

How to Tame Your Student Loans

Don't let the burden bar you from saving for your future.
December 8, 2017
Keep Student Loans From Strangling Your Retirement Plans
retirement

Keep Student Loans From Strangling Your Retirement Plans

Understand your options for handling student debt.
December 4, 2017
How to Fill Out a FAFSA for College Financial Aid
college

How to Fill Out a FAFSA for College Financial Aid

What you include on the application determines how much you'll receive in grants, work-study and student loans.
October 12, 2017
File the FAFSA Now for More Financial Aid in the 2018-19 School Year
college

File the FAFSA Now for More Financial Aid in the 2018-19 School Year

You can file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid as early as October 1 -- and the sooner, the better.
October 5, 2017
Should Colleges Use Collection Agencies for Overdue Student Bills?
college

Should Colleges Use Collection Agencies for Overdue Student Bills?

Colleges have many potent options for getting students to square their accounts.
October 4, 2017
5 Worst College Majors for Your Career
college

5 Worst College Majors for Your Career

Some fields of study can lead to low pay and limited job opportunities.
September 25, 2017
Promising News for Student Loan Borrowers
college

Promising News for Student Loan Borrowers

A recent lawsuit against private student loan borrowers has been dismissed. Here's what you need to know.
September 22, 2017