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    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Tech Trends of the Future

    Tech Trends of the Future
    Ask the most tech-savvy genius out there and they’ll tell you there’s not surefire list of what’s to be expected in the upcoming year. As in life, nothing is certain or one-hundred percent predictable, but wouldn't everything become boring if it was? While there’s no way to pinpoint or predict every technology trend that will continue this year, we've got a ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say

    Recession Over? Kinda Sort of, Economists Say
    Oct. 31--DURHAM -- Economic experts weighing in on some Friday morning pronouncements that the recession likely ended this summer agreed with the assessment, but said high unemployment and job losses will also likely continue. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that gross domestic product increased by an estimated 3.5 percent in the third quarter on Thursday largely a result of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Five States Stretch School Schedules

    Five States Stretch School Schedules
    If the school day didn't seem long enough already for students in these five states, it’s probably about to. [gate] Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee and the lucky five U.S. states that will continue an initiative to have the option to add on school days, make school days longer, or both. The options will be decided upon by schools, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    EBay Sells Part of Skype for $2B

    EBay Sells Part of Skype for $2B
    NEW YORK - EBay Inc. is trading control of the online telecommunications service Skype for about $2 billion, reversing a 2005 acquisition that many analysts considered a head scratcher from the beginning. The company famous for its online marketplace said Tuesday it is selling a 65 percent stake in the business to a group of private investment funds for $1.9 billion ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke

    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke
    If you’re a broke Millennial, unfortunately, you’re not alone. Apparently, statistics show that there’s a significant reason for this, too. According to Post Grad Problems, Millennial workers’ wages are about the same today as they were in the 1980s. Yes, you read that correctly: Millennials are making the same projected salary as they would have in the 1980s. These statistics were ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    The Participation Problem Solver

    The Obama Administration's Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is charged with finding, amplifying, and scaling innovative solutions to social issues. The office’s five full time staff members are innovating where they can and asking others to fill in where they can’t. Not quite a year old, the office has written its job description on the fly, figuring out ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Price of Happiness in Each State

    The Price of Happiness in Each State
    The age-old adage says money doesn’t buy happiness. True. But, for many, it surely can help qualm financial worries and allow workers to afford the type of lifestyle they’d like. So, no, of course money doesn’t buy happiness. But, yes, it can help. Recently, the Council for Community & Economic Research published a study that details how much money a person ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change

    America Speaks: Higher Ed Must Change
    According to a new survey, most Americans think higher education is still highly valued, but needs to change to compete in the global marketplace. [gate] In fact, 83 percent thought that a college education is necessary to achieving success in the global economy. In reference to their opinions of the nation as a whole, 46 percent consider the state of higher ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    President-Elect Trump & Student Loan Debt

    President-Elect Trump & Student Loan Debt
    Though you may be jubilant or grief-stricken over the Election results, we can all most likely agree on one thing: this country has a huge student loan debt problem. HUGE. While student loan debt was never a focal point of the Trump campaign, the President-elect does have strong opinions on student loans, college costs and debt forgiveness. He revealed these sentiments ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rate This
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    How America Pays for College

    How America Pays for College
    Sallie Mae, the nation’s number one financial services company specializing in education, in conjunction with Ipsos, has released a new national study, "How America Pays for College 2013." The study’s findings were based on survey results from around 800 undergraduate students, between the ages of 18 and 24 years old and the parents of undergraduate students. According to the study, families ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.

    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since June 1983, as employers eliminated a net total of 216,000 jobs. The level of job cuts is less than July's upwardly revised total of 276,000 and is the lowest in a year. Analysts expected the unemployment rate to rise to 9.5 percent from July's 9.4 ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning
    Aug. 24--Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between low-income families who can secure enough student aid to pay ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    6 Ways to Beat Student Loan Debt

    6 Ways to Beat Student Loan Debt
    After college, recent graduates have to face finding a new job, a place to live and a way to reconcile their new salary with the realities of paying for basic living expenses. On top of that, 71% of recent graduates had student loan debt, according to the Project on Student Debt. Furthermore, the average amount of student loan debt per graduate ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Debt Worriers

    Debt Worriers
    At this point, it’s old news that student loan rates have doubled. It’s also nothing new to hear that student debt is higher than ever, surpassing $1 trillion. Student loan debt inflicts one out of five Americans over the age of 20; two out of three college seniors (2011). The average amount is over $28,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +34
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    Guidelines for Financial Freedom

    Guidelines for Financial Freedom
    When you’re a student trying to pay for school, one of the greatest challenges can be managing your finances in the best way possible. With so many options out there, it’s difficult to decipher right from wrong and what will be best for you in the future. Following these guidelines will help you understand how to determine what’s best for you, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    New Recruiting Tool: Companies Promise to Help Pay Student Loans

    New Recruiting Tool: Companies Promise to Help Pay Student Loans
    For years, there has been the same formula to enticing new employees: health benefits, 401K and opportunities for growth. However, with the rise of millennials in the workforce has come a variety of creative benefits to lure some of the best minds to tech, financial and creative industries. These range from lounge rooms filled with ping pong tables to six-week sabbaticals ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +23
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    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months

    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months
    According to a 2013 survey by One Wisconsin Institute, it takes the average borrower roughly 21 years to pay off their students loans – even on a “ten-year repayment plan.” So paying off exactly $23,375 in student loan debt in 10 months sounds impossible, right? Not for Jordan Arnold, a recent college graduate in Indiana. TIME reports that Arnold paid off ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications

    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications
    The U.S. Supreme Court is on a roll these days. They promised on Monday, June 29, that they would reopen a case that tackles affirmative action throughout the college application process. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was first brought to court in 2008 and is now being repealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the judges will ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rate This
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    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates

    The Restoration of Lower Student Loan Rates
    Remember when student loan rates doubled in July after a lack of congressional action to stop it? That’s been reversed, after President Obama signed a law that restores lower interest rates for students. Republicans and democrats were finally able to come up with, what the President called a sensible, reasonable approach. The compromise came about after a series of summer negotiations. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +16