College

When Does Financial Assistance Help a Child – and When Does it Hurt?

Are you a parent who gives financial assistance to a college-aged child? If so, you aren’t alone. More than 60 percent of young people between 19 and 22 received an average of $7,500 a year from their parents for such expenses as college tuition, rent, and transportation, according to a recent study by the University […]

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5 Great Learning Apps for Students

Cell phones and tablets are becoming essential classroom tools. In fact, there are 65,000 learning apps in the Apple App Store alone, according to The Denver Post. We went on a search for five inexpensive learning apps that would help just about any child in junior high, high school or college looking to excel academically. […]

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5 Money Saving Tips for College Students

If you have a child heading off to college this fall, you’ve probably already made a list of must-have items to help them get on their feet: new sheets, a dorm-friendly refrigerator, the latest laptop and lots of quarters for laundry. But one thing you may have yet to give them is advice on how […]

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Should More Colleges Offer Personal Finance Classes?

No matter what stage of life you’re in, brushing up on your financial literacy skills can be key to achieving your financial goals. This can be particularly true for college students and recent grads, many of whom are just starting out with steep debt in a tough economy. Fortunately, more and more students seem to […]

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Priceless Financial Wisdom for New Graduates

A recent CNN Money story offers parents some advice on how to talk to their new graduate about personal finance and the real world. One part of their list touches on something we think is very important: saving. CNN Money suggests explaining to your recent grad the benefits of building an emergency fund to handle […]

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Should I Save For Retirement or My Child’s College Fund?

Intelligent money management springs from intelligent decisions. But sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what the intelligent decision actually is. Recently at Fox Business, a woman wrote to Dave Ramsey asking if it was a better idea for her to start saving for retirement or for her child’s education. The response she received […]

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Beyond College Tuition: Renting Your Textbooks

The cost of college has become a point of concern with good reason. Fees, tuition and living expenses at private and public four-year colleges rose about 3 to 4 times the increase to the average family income, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Textbooks are often blamed as a main culprit for the high […]