Articles in College

Bart Brooks

Checking Accounts for Students: Find the One That's Right For You

3/12/2014, 10:55 am from Bart Brooks in Personal Finance, Banking and Loans, Basics, College

Are you a student looking to open your first checking account, but don't know where to turn? You're in luck. Below you can search and compare checking accounts based on your personal checking… Read More

Steven Hansen

Lies, Lies and More Lies on Consumer Income

8/30/2013, 9:32 am from Steven Hansen in Investing, Economy, College

For a consumption based economy to grow, the median family spending money must continue to grow. The disposable income headlines misleadingly infer income is growing.   There are… Read More

Steven Hansen

Weekly Review: Demographic Shift In Employment

6/14/2013, 2:54 am from Steven Hansen in Investing, Economy, Careers, College

Who are the victims in the mediocre employment situation?  It is not people over 55, women, Hispanics or the educated.   Please note that the graphs below are indexed on the… Read More

Financial Planning Association

Going to College: What They Won’t Teach You

5/22/2013, 2:00 am from Financial Planning Association in Personal Finance, College

If you are a parent with children on their way to college in the near-term, it is not all gloom and doom. Step away from the checkbook! Hopefully you have been saving diligently for years,… Read More

Steven Hansen

weekly Review: Should Your Kid Be a High School Dropout?

5/17/2013, 12:44 am from Steven Hansen in Investing, Economy, Careers, College

There have been several posts over the past few weeks discussing college / university education. Goldman Sachs economist Jan Hatzius stated : [T]he faster job growth among college graduates… Read More


Sallie Mae Lowers Rates on Graduate Student Loans

3/8/2013, 10:54 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

Sallie Mae announced March 6 that it's lowering the top interest rate on its fixed rate student loans for graduate students. The lowest rate on its Smart Option Student Loan will remain at… Read More


5 Ways to Help Fund Your Child's College Education

3/5/2013, 7:54 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

Our child is heading to college. Even with grants and student loans, we come up short. Any advice? -- S.V., via e-mail See Our Slide Show: 7 Smart Ways to Pay for College First, contact the… Read More


The Best 529 College-Savings Plans

2/11/2013, 9:44 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

You don't have to open a 529 college-savings plan in your home state. A total of 49 states and the District of Columbia offer 529s (Wyoming has adopted the Colorado plan as its own, and… Read More


Is Studying Abroad Still Worth it?

2/7/2013, 9:47 am from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

American students are shying away from studying abroad, discouraged by cost, natural disasters, geopolitical instability and the challenge of meeting credit requirements toward their degrees.… Read More


Rules Changing for Massive Open Online Courses

2/5/2013, 5:45 pm from Kiplinger in Personal Finance, College

Lately, MOOCs, or "massive open online courses," have become the hot topic for educators and policymakers looking for ways to expand access to higher education. Harvard, MIT and Duke… Read More

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