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New report: The most and least valuable college degrees
New report: The most and least valuable college degrees Education September 11, 2018
College graduates typically earn more than workers who only obtained a high school diploma, but which college degrees are the…
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Have a kid in college? You need these legal documents in place Education September 11, 2018
College is a time of great change for both parents and their kids. Kids are dealing with being on their…
Clark’s take: New rules on student loan debt and 401(k) matches are a step in the wrong direction
Clark’s take: New rules on student loan debt and 401(k) matches are a step in the wrong direction Money & Credit August 30, 2018
There's new guidance from the Internal Revenue Service that would allow employees struggling with student loan debt who are unable…
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Disney to pay 100% of tuition upfront for all hourly employees Education August 23, 2018
The Walt Disney Company has a magical offer for hourly employees: It's going to pay your way in full when…
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How to get free books for back-to-school season! Education August 13, 2018
It's back-to-school season again and that means kids are going to need books for reading at home to help encourage…
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Free or reduced school meals: Income eligibility guidelines for 2018-2019 Education August 2, 2018
It's back to school time and for cash-strapped families, the cost of breakfast and lunch for children can really put…
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Student loans: When should you refinance? Education July 26, 2018
Student loans can be a terrible burden when you're just starting out in life. The average 2016 graduate is now wrestling…
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Should you buy tuition refund insurance? Education July 17, 2018
Paying for higher education is one of the biggest investments — both financially and personally — you can possibly make…
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When is the tax-free weekend in your state this year? Education July 11, 2018
If you've got school-age children, you know it's no small expense to get them ready for class with supplies, clothing,…
10 cities with the highest student loan balances
10 cities with the highest student loan balances Money & Credit June 15, 2018
College tuition costs are rising at unprecedented rates these days. In the United States, student loan debt eclipsed $1.3 trillion…
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529 education savings plans: 7 frequently asked questions, answered Education June 15, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard and Team Clark have talked and written about 529 education savings plans quite a bit in…
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Student loan scam warning: A cautionary tale Scams & Rip-Offs June 14, 2018
Around graduation time, young people headed to college are full of optimism and stoked about what the future may hold.…
9 ways to pay for college without student loans
9 ways to pay for college without student loans Education May 30, 2018
Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached nearly $1.5 trillion — including both federal and private student loans. It's no…
Here’s how much you can expect to make with your college major
Here’s how much you can expect to make with your college major Jobs & Military May 21, 2018
With college commencement season in full bloom, many graduates are looking forward to earning the big bucks in the real…
Clark Howard’s student loan guide
Clark Howard’s student loan guide Education May 14, 2018
Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell…
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios
10 graduate degrees that offer the best and worst debt-to-income ratios Education April 11, 2018
If you think the cost of a four-year degree is expensive, try piling on another two or more years of…
4 states offer free community college — now a fifth could join their ranks
4 states offer free community college — now a fifth could join their ranks Education April 9, 2018
It's no secret that we have a skills gap in the United States. Millions of high-paying jobs go unfilled because…
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education Jobs & Employment March 30, 2018
Think working at a fast food restaurant is a dead-end job? Think again... The Golden Arches is tripling its tuition…
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Banks & Banking March 23, 2018
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
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How to roll over a 529 plan, and why it may be a good idea Budgeting & Saving February 9, 2018
When my 10-year-old son was born, his grandmother generously put $1,000 into a Franklin Temple 529 plan for him. A…
The best 529 plans to help pay your kids’ education
The best 529 plans to help pay your kids’ education Education February 1, 2018
Each year, I look through all the commission-free plans offered by states and identify the top picks. This year, I…
These sites can help you save money on textbooks
These sites can help you save money on textbooks Education January 19, 2018
New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet --…
Why seniors are the fastest-growing segment of student loan borrowers
Why seniors are the fastest-growing segment of student loan borrowers Education January 18, 2018
When you think of people paying off student loans, you may envision a young professional in the working world still…
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things
Saving for education? The new tax bill changes a few things Financing Education December 20, 2017
If you're saving for a child's higher education, there are some provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that…
8 places you can learn to code for free!
8 places you can learn to code for free! Education October 27, 2017
The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don't further their education after they get…
You could get your freshman year cost free with this online program
You could get your freshman year cost free with this online program Preparing For College October 24, 2017
There is currently over a trillion dollars in student loan debt in the United States and that number continues to…
This college just lowered its tuition by more than 30%
This college just lowered its tuition by more than 30% Financing Education October 10, 2017
With higher education costs skyrocketing across the country, Sweet Briar College, a women's liberal arts college in rural Virginia, is making…
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage
4 debts you might want to consider refinancing other than your mortgage Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Financial experts often tout refinancing and consolidation as a great way to help pay off debt, but is refinancing your…
11 things we learned in college (but not in class)
11 things we learned in college (but not in class) College & University August 9, 2017
Going to college for the first time is a unique experience that forces students to take on multiple new responsibilities …
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years
Man pays down $32,000 in student loans in 2 years Education August 7, 2017
Some people go to great lengths to eliminate their student loan debt. Going outside-of-the-box to eliminate student debt Such is…
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