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A New Look at the Value of a College Education

A study just out from the Pew Research Center has again validated what we have come to accept as an inevitable truth: college graduates earn substantially more than their high school graduate counterparts. In an article today from the Associated … Continue reading

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Last year I featured a post offering some thoughts on avoiding the temptation of overspending during the holidays and created analogies regarding overeating, with the often unrealistic hope of correcting the situation later through diet and exercise (lol). As we … Continue reading

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Taking the first step

It’s hard to get where you’re going if you don’t know where you are. Students frequently ask me what I think is the most important step toward financial independence. The answer is simple: the most important step is finding out … Continue reading

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Keeping Score

Last week I was conducting one of my Personal Finance seminars and had a number of questions from students regarding credit scores, why they are important and how they are determined. Though too complex a topic to tackle in a … Continue reading

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Changes are on the way for student loans

Several of you have asked my opinion of President Obama’s recent executive order regarding student loans. Let’s take a minute to highlight the basic details. Without getting overly political, I applaud the President’s “we can’t wait approach” as he deals … Continue reading

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