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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 [...]

The Other “Underwater”

Unemployment for those 16-24 is still running 16%. This includes new college graduates. While the graduates rate is certainly lower than this average, the number of jobs available is not keeping up with demand, yet the cost of college hasn't fallen, and these graduates are saddled with debt.  

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