This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
A few weeks back, by sheer coincidence, I happened to meet a young woman currently enrolled in the same journalism school master’s degree program from which I graduated more than a third of a century ago.
We got to talking about all the opportunities she and her classmates enjoyed. [...]
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This post is from staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
I’ve written at various times in the past about 529 plans as a college savings vehicle. Well, earlier this month Morningstar released the results of their annual survey of the available plans.
They rated 64 plans, ultimately identifying 27 “that are likely to outperform their peers on a risk-adjusted basis over a full market cycle.” Alongside [...]
This is just a quick followup to my post from a couple of months ago in which described the process of requesting a check from Upromise. In it, I noted that they send checks quarterly, on March 16th, June 15th, September 14th, and December 14th.
Over this past weekend, an envelope from Upromise showed up in [...]
In my more pensive moments, I often wonder why more schools don’t teach personal finance. This is a country in which many can recite the first lines of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, recall their literature class lessons about early Shakespeare, and wax eloquently about the principles of human evolution.
Yet they would be hard pressed to tell [...]
According to a recent Reuters article, the worlds of personal finance and computer gaming are increasingly co-mingling. Financial firms are striving to create games that can be played online or on one’s mobile device. The object of the games? To teach kids and even some adults how to be better managers of their own money
Earlier today I ran across an interesting article over at Time/Moneyland. In it, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke was quoted during a Federal Reserve Town Hall Meeting as saying that:
“My best guess is that our kids will be better off than we are.”
But that optimistic view was accompanied by concerns over financial literacy and the need [...]
If you’re like me you have a Upromise account that you’ve long since forgotten about, but which is (slowly but surely) earning money. Last night I logged in and discovered that I have a balance of a little over $110. Nice!
Since our account isn’t actually linked to a 529 plan, I need to request a [...]
In case you missed it, prepaid tuition plans have been in the news recently as Alabama has been forced to re-consider whether or not they’ll be able to deliver on what their plan promised.
As you’re likely aware, 529 plans come in two main flavors: college savings plans and prepaid tuition plans. With the former, you [...]
Guess what? According to the US Department of Education, the average tuition price tag at public four-year universities increased 15% from the 2008-2009 school year to the 2010-2011 school year. For the most part, these increases have been driven by cuts to state support for higher education.
The 15% average increase works out to an annualized [...]
T. Rowe Price recently released a new survey that revealed some surprising factoids. The 2012 Parents, Kids and Money Survey revealed that kids age 8 to 14, who tend to listen to their parents on few other topics, would actually appreciate more advice on money matters from mom and dad.
Not only are they interested in [...]
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