International results show that American students are mediocre, a pretty disappointing performance given the amount of money spent on educating them.» Read More
Many private student loans offer prizes, gifts and perks for applying – but some of the loan companies get a failing grade.
Is it time to pull out of a 529 that has lost half its value?
How to prepare for paying for college, no matter how old your kids are.
In Thursday's Web Extra, Carmen continues with some advice on the recurring theme of the week: protecting your retirement nest egg.
Think talking about the birds and the bees with your kids is hard? Parents these days are finding that talking to them about money can be even harder. This economic downturn may come as a bit of a shock to an entire generation of children and teens who have developed a sense of "entitlement" and are used to having the latest toys, gadgets, cars and fashions. When you face tough times, how do you tell your kids that they may have to give up some of the things they've taken for granted?
There are several talks that are difficult to have with your children. A serious talk about money is no different.
While employees in the financial sector have undoubtedly borne the brunt of recent job losses so far, more and more workers at all levels are facing an uncertain future, and find themselves facing a key question: "Where do I go from here?"
Great post from Megan McArdle yesterday on the uses and disadvantages of college for life: College Bound. It's worth a read.
As Wall Street tries to survive the credit crunch, business schools are planning their own rescue plans: tinkering with their curricula and preparing students for a different job landscape
Do you know where your federal income-tax dollars go? The National Priorities Project does. Learn how each dollar is spent when it gets into Uncle Sam's hands.
As the credit crunch deepens, it's putting more private student loan companies out of business and leaving fewer students able to qualify.
The last thing I'd want to do if I was in your shoes is try to find decent work in this lousy job market. Instead, take a deep breath and get ready to do what millions before you who couldn't decide what to do with their futures have done: go to law school.
What college students - and their parents - should learn.
Vanessa and Harris came on the show last week desperate and hopeless about their debt. But with Carmen's help, they're already on the road to financial freedom.
The continuing federal bailout of Wall Street is undermining prospects that the next administration will tackle one of the nation's biggest education problems — that higher education effectively excludes some 400,000 academically qualified students every year.
Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.
Taking a step that professors may view as a bit counterproductive, some universities are doling out Apple iPhones and Internet-capable iPods to students, the New York Times reported.
The first year of parenthood is one of the most expensive. Here's how to prepare. Also, tips for paying off student loans before marriage.
Christie and Dayna are two ordinary people shouldering the burden of college expenses. One needs to pay off loans while the other needs to save for her kids. Carmen's got plans for both.
A former loan officer explains how to get the most from your financial aid.