Articles in College


529 Plans And Continuing Education Costs

By Dr. Don Taylor, Ph.D., CFA, CFP, CASL for Dear Dr. Don, I am interested in enrolling in a noncredit certificate program at an accredited university recognized as a qualified... Read >>

Bart Brooks

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

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 >>

Steven Hansen

Lies, Lies and More Lies on Consumer Income

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 >>

Steven Hansen

Weekly Review: Demographic Shift In Employment

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 >>

Financial Planning Association

Going to College: What They Won’t Teach You

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 >>

Steven Hansen

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

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 >>


Sallie Mae Lowers Rates on Graduate Student Loans

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 >>


5 Ways to Help Fund Your Child's College Education

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 >>


The Best 529 College-Savings Plans

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 >>


Is Studying Abroad Still Worth it?

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 >>

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