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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...

Will Power: 4 Essentials for Planning Your Estate

Before having kids, my idea of a will was based on what I had seen in the movies. There was the dramatic “reading of the will” scene where someone is surprised by a huge inheritance or devastated by being left out. Then there were the movies where...

How We Paid Off More Than $100,000 in Student Loans

For 37 million Americans, student loan debt is a financial albatross around their necks. And it’s growing. Debt from student loans has increased by 300 percent over the past eight years to nearly $1 trillion, according to a report from the...

Parents: You’re Saving for College All Wrong

While American families have more money saved for college than they did last year, it’s still not nearly enough — and they’re saving incorrectly, advisors say. Only half of all families with children under 18 save any money for college (down from...

Don’t Fall For These 5 Pricing Tricks

Never underestimate the lengths retailers will go to to get you to spend more. Everything from product placement to music to scent can subconsciously coerce you into opening your wallet. But perhaps the most pervasive and effective strategy...

The 4 Best Ways to Jump-Start Your Retirement Savings

Saving for retirement is a lot like dieting. We all know what we should be doing, but actually doing it is hard. It’s much easier to make excuses. We’re busy. We have responsibilities — to children, to older parents — that compete with our...

Are You Afraid of Running Out of Money in Retirement?

If you’re like most women, the answer is yes. A new survey from Bank of America shows that nearly 60 percent of mass affluent women (women with $50,000 to $250,000 in investable assets) are concerned with the possibility of not having enough to...

Does Supporting Women-Led Companies Mean Sacrificing Returns?

Can a compelling argument be made for sacrificing returns in order to support companies that advance women's leadership? We shall soon see with the introduction of the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund (PXWEX), launched by Sallie Krawcheck,...

Are You Millionaire Material?

Is there a millionaire gene? Some inherent DNA configuration that makes one person more likely to have a higher earning potential than someone else? If only it were that easy. Elle Kaplan, the CEO and founding partner of LexION Capital Management...

Are You Prepared to be a Caregiver?

No parent plans on being a special needs caregiver to their child and no child plans on providing elder care to their parents. Yet in an age when autism and developmental disabilities are on the rise, and baby boomer parents are expected to live...

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