Have you ever watched the popular television show “Shark Tank”? In it, entrepreneurs pitch their young businesses to five rich tycoons (the “sharks”) in hopes of attracting an investment from one or more of them. Some entrepreneurs are youngsters with a great idea, some are savvy veterans, and others are ordinary families hoping to turn [...]
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With college students back in classes for the fall semester, their parents can only hope that they are making the best use of their time and money. There is a lot at stake — the amount of student loans outstanding is approaching $1.3 trillion, having mushroomed by over 50 percent in less than three years.
Last year, I signed up for a program called “Connections” through my college alma mater. The program is designed to bring a group of the college’s current juniors and seniors to the big city, for a pow-wow with both recent graduates and ancient grads like myself, who work in the students’ prospective career fields.
On the [...]
Graduation is the theme all around my neighborhood. It is a time of excitement and big dreams. Unfortunately in most cases, personal financial sense is not a taught at college. Once out of college, going from living broke to a big paycheck every month can easily encourage lifestyle inflation and a downward spiral of bad financial [...]
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimated, in 2013, that outstanding student loans have swelled to over $1.2 trillion. Seven in ten college seniors who graduated in 2012 had student loan debt, at an average of $29,400. Scary! It is extremely important for kids to have a good handle on personal finance before they enter college. Personal [...]
I recently signed what I’ve been assured will be my last tuition check.
My younger son, who is finishing up grad school, looked at me with a mixture of bemusement and annoyance when I referred to it as “my day of jubilee,” but who wouldn’t celebrate having such a big expense removed from their annual budget?
I have a brother who is a history teacher, and a son who is on his way to becoming one. For me, history was one of my least favorite subjects in school, but now it represents a major portion of my reading. Studying financial history early in my career may have been the turning point.
When I [...]
First time for everything, isn’t there? This past Labor Day weekend clay pigeon shooting showed up on my “first time” radar, courtesy of a great friend who figured that killing bright orange pieces of clay couldn’t be beat for a long weekend of fun.
There are two ways to do this: you [...]
This article is by staff writer Jeffrey Steele.
It’s not often that I find myself in a cocoon of warm and fuzzy feelings about how good I’ve had it in life. But when I consider the economic travails endured by the current generation of college students, I can’t help feeling I’ve lived a pretty charmed existence.
This article, written by Alexa Pugh, comes to us from our partners at LearnVest.
Instead of asking your family for another sweater for your birthday, how about a low-interest student loan?
Family loan pools—trust funds from which relatives going to school can draw low-interest loans—have become an increasingly popular way for people to help their kin ease [...]
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