LOS ANGELES, April 20- Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. "I went to work on the Monday after graduation," said Polasck, 27, who monitors and fixes systems...» Read More
Roth IRAs are great for retirement savings, but there are better ways to invest for college.
If you’re in the market for a student loan, there's more federal funding out there than you may think. You may just have to look a little harder.
Some of the top universities in the country are slashing or eliminating tuition costs, expanding financial aid and generally rethinking the affordability equation.
The steadily rising costs of higher education – roughly twice the inflation rate – makes it a permanent part of the iron cross of American worries, joining concerns about retirement, health care and jobs.
With the credit crunch likely to grind on for some time Washington is dusting off a lender-of-last-resort plan to provide for an uninterrupted supply of government-subsidized college student loans.
One of the nation’s largest student loan operations announced Wednesday that it would suspend making federal-guaranteed loans starting early next month.
I am a 37 single teacher with more than $70,000 credit card debt (incurred through a failed business attempt). I am severely delinquent in any payments (more than one year) and I am considering filing for personal bankruptcy. Are there any other alternatives?
How do you increase your credit score when 90% of your debt are student loan.
Can you tell me how do I get from under all my debt and build a retirement account so that I won't become a burden? I was divorced in 2000. I started to accumulate debt immediately trying to support myself and two children. Moved to Maryland in 2003, debt continued to increase to the sum of 28,000 in credit card and 25,000 in student loan. I have about 25,000 in a 401 and 4,000 in a 403. My retirement account has lost about $10,000 how do I stop the loss? How do I grow? I have two mortgages (6.7 & 7.7) should I combine them?
Question: I hear people talk about a short sale on their home. My question is why not file a chapter 7 or chapter 13 to save the home?
Question: Including my house, vehicle, student loans and credit cards, I am $254,104.83 in debt. Currently, I am in the process of trying to sell my house. I can not cut the price and take a loss because I do not have the money to bring to the closing table. I am trying to just break even. Since I do not know when the house is going to sell, I am debating whether or not to borrow the money from my 401(K). Should I wait a while before I borrow the money and see if the house sells or should borrow the money ASAP so that I can start turning things around?
Question: My question is do I try to refinance my home, sell it, get a different job, or cash in my modest 401k to turn this around? I have survived a very difficult 2 1/2 year custody battle that cost $30,000+. I would do it again for my son's sake and well being. At separation, I was a stay-at-home mother. I went back to school to earn my masters degree in teaching to be an effective single parent in my child's life.
Question: I would like to put aside some money for my 1 yr old grandchild, what can I invest in other then the 529 plan?
The college admissions process can be incredibly stressful for both students and parents, so many have turned to consultants for advice. And the best counsel, it seems, is for teens to remember that less is more.
For years, acquiring a ticket to a Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game has been among the toughest gets in all of sports.
El-Erian will rejoin Pimco, one of the world's biggest fixed-income managers, as co-chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer, Harvard and Pimco said.
Harvard University’s endowment fund reported a stellar 23% return for the fiscal year ended in June, boosting the size of the nation's largest college endowment to a new high of $34.9 billion.
If you're looking for a guy with a passion for what he does, look no further than Steve Nash. He's loved the game since he first stepped foot onto the court, and he continues playing the game for what it is -- a game. He's having fun!
I never, ever thought I would write that headline. But I just did. The University of Michigan has signed an eight-year deal, worth a $7.5 million a year with the three stripers. Nike bowing out of the game is either an indication that Nike doesn’t think Michigan is what it once was--although football has had three 10+ win seasons in five years, the basketball team hasn’t made it to the title game in 14 years and hasn’t even made the NCAA Tournament in nine years. Or
Sandy Weill, former Citigroup chairman, told CNBC that philanthropy isn’t just about money.In an interview with CNBC's Mary Thompson, Weill said giving is about your talent and passion. He urged others to start giving when they’re young and before they have money. He said it’s important to give of your intelligence, energy and passion.