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The Student and Family Tax Simplification Act

As my regular readers will recall, I often pass Walden Pond, as I live a few towns away, and while writing at Walden Pond, Thoreau wrote, "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of [...]

It’s 529 day

Following pi day (3/14) and "May the fourth be with you" day (5/4), we've now arrived at 5/29, and it's time to ask - Do you know what a 529 savings account is? Do you care? In the US, we have the opportunity to save money in a College Savings account, otherwise known as a [...]

How To Save and Invest Money For College

This article was written by Gary Dek, a finance blogger who writes about making money, investing, budgeting, career and education planning, credit and debt, and real estate at Gajizmo.com. Gary previously worked for an internet company on their M&A team, as well as investment banking and private equity firms in California. He graduated USC with [...]

Money-Management Tips for College Students

A guest post from Patricia Shuler - Take a bite out of your student debt load with these simple tips Your college years are a tight squeeze, financially—your expenses have never been higher, and your earning power isn’t much more than it was when you were flipping burgers in high school. For most students, that [...]


College costs continue to spiral, rising faster than inflation. 2010-11 tuition was up 4./4% from the prior year at private colleges and up 5.8% at public schools. Detailed report available in an article titled Trends in College Pricing 2010.