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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…
529 education savings plan
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…
Student loans
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
A 529 plan a tax-advantaged savings plan that is the best way to save for your kids' education. Prior to…
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…
30 essential items for college students
30 essential items for college students Shopping & Retail August 1, 2017
Going to college usually means moving out of the house and into a dorm or apartment. Whether they're just starting…
Teacher holding sign asking for school supplies
Teacher panhandles for money to stock her classroom! Education July 20, 2017
Teaching is known to be a low-paying profession, but are our nation's educators now reduced to panhandling in the streets…
$5 billion in student loan debt could be forgiven — is your debt part of it?
$5 billion in student loan debt could be forgiven — is your debt part of it? College & University July 19, 2017
At least $5 billion in private troubled student loans may be dismissed because paperwork that proves loan ownership is missing. A group…
University of Michigan unveils free tuition plan for some students
University of Michigan unveils free tuition plan for some students College & University June 16, 2017
In the midst of rising costs for higher education, the University of Michigan has announced how it will go above…
Google project aims to make kids smarter and safer online
Google project aims to make kids smarter and safer online Education June 13, 2017
Teaching kids internet safety can be challenging, especially when technology seems to change every ten seconds or so. Google has…
Harvard rescinds acceptance letters over offensive social media posts
Harvard rescinds acceptance letters over offensive social media posts College & University June 6, 2017
Ten prospective Harvard University students are scrambling to find another college after the University rescinded its acceptance letters because of…
Online learning
50 free classes that can really pay off Education June 1, 2017
Skills pay the bills, at least according to a lot of early ’90s hip hop. But that doesn’t mean you…
6 ways to get free books for your classroom
6 ways to get free books for your classroom Education May 1, 2017
Teachers are a hard-working and selfless bunch, often spending their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there's a…
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