Saving for College (as reported by Joel Saul-Sehy on personalcapital.com)

The price tag on a college education continues to rise. This is nothing new, and families planning to send their children to college need to start saving as early as possible. When starting to sock money away, you will have a number of options that will work better in the long run than your average… Read More

Student Loan Mistakes (as reported by Abby Hayes on finance.yahoo.com)

Student loan debt has surpassed even credit card debt as the highest total amount of personal debt held in this country. It is a growing problem with few solutions. And too many young Americans are being “forced” into difficult loans with few resources available to them to help pay off the loans later. Abby Hayes,… Read More

Saving for College (as reported by Miranda Marquit on www.moneyning.com)

For parents who are planning on sending their kids to college, paying those high costs is going to take work and planning. The best thing that you can do as parents is ask yourself some important questions, then figure out how and when to set money aside over time. Will you pay your childrens’ full… Read More

Repaying Student Loans (as reported by Gary M. Stern on finance.yahoo.com)

The average outstanding balance for a person with student loan debt is over $20,000. Paying off those loans can seem like a daunting task, and for many graduates, it takes a lifetime. But it doesn’t have to. Gary M. Stern offers five ways that anyone with student loans can pay off their debt faster and… Read More

Smart Education (as reported by Richard Barrington on fivecentnickel.com)

We’ve all heard the saying that an investment in your education is the best investment you can ever make. But even an investment in education needs to be well thought out, especially in a time of rising student loan debt and high unemployment among recent graduates. Not all degrees are created equal, and nothing can… Read More

Is Financial Aid Working? (as reported by Jon Marcus on money.cnn.com)

For a variety of reasons, some perhaps still unknown, more financial aid for education has been going to children of families who don’t need it rather than the poorer families who can’t afford college without it. As the Obama administration once again begins to address income inequality and its relation to education, it is becoming… Read More