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5 Common Student Loan Myths

If you’re buried in student loan debt, you’re not alone. Like millions of Americans, these 5 common student loan myths could be hindering your payment success.

Is a College Education Worth It? Depends on Who You Ask

Is it worth investing in a college education? A story last month by David Leonhardt in The New York Times said, unequivocally, yes. "The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else reached a record high last year, according to new data...

4 Ways to Make Your Master's Education Worth Its Money

Going back to school is looking more attractive with a growing number of employers requiring a master's degree. Apparently, an undergraduate degree just isn't enough these days. But it's dangerous to assume that an advanced degree is a guaranteed...

`There's No Such Thing as Failure'

Wise words from Oprah, Melinda Gates, and other inspiring commencement speakers

What’s the best way to save for college?

Our financial advisor responds to your most frequently asked questions

Why Kids Should Chip in for College

When I was in high school, I worked as a waitress, slinging hot cakes and hash at my local IHOP. My plan: to drive off to college in a lightly-used red sports car. Then my father presented me with my college tuition bill. He asked me to pay the...

Save for Our Future—or the Kids'?

Should Your Retirement Trump Your Kids’ College Fund? My oldest daughter is 10. She just started middle school (and reading young adult novels, and asking if she can wear dangly earrings). The future seems a lot closer than it used to be. Which...

Saving for Higher(-cost) Education

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You read a story about how you should start saving for college the minute your kid is born. You look at your baby, pooping in his onesie, and think, “Dang, I’m already late to the party!” And so you do…nothing....

Back to School Without Back-Breaking Debt

Going back to school would be a dream—except for that part where you get your first student loan bill and wake up screaming. Unfortunately, “non-traditional” students (late twenties and up) graduate with 15% more debt. Use these tips to get that...

Does College Still Pay Off?

You’ve heard the horror stories: parents shelling out $30,000 only to watch their kid drop out of school, college grads with debt in the six figures and no job prospects. Is college still worth it? The average student now leaves college with...