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  • Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals

    Graphic designer, 29, learns to set reasonable financial goals
    Graphic designer Jonathan Ng didn't worry much about his spending habits or his trouble finding a full-time job that came with employer-sponsored health insurance. Then the 29-year-old New York transplant got engaged and took an online quiz to determine...
  • Burbank Unified uses grant money to purchase 200-plus new computers

    Burbank Unified school officials have made their first big dent in a $1.4-million grant the district was awarded earlier this year to create educational pathways for students to take from school into their careers. The first major purchases, approved...
  • White House to rate U.S. colleges

    White House to rate U.S. colleges
    The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks. The Education Department will rate institutions on their performance, intake of low-...
  • Edgewater High wins big on its Celebrate My Drive campaign

    Edgewater High wins big on its Celebrate My Drive campaign
    There’s no question, Michal Brower noted, that one of the most exciting times for any teenager is when they pass their driving exam and suddenly have a license in hand, that legally allows them to hit the road, without an adult in the driver’s...
  • College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics

    College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics
    The Obama administration on Friday is releasing the rough outlines of a much-anticipated college ratings system that may grade schools on such factors as graduation rates, loan repayments and post-graduation income. Many details remain to be decided...
  • White House releases snapshot of plan to rate U.S. colleges

    The White House on Friday released a draft of its plan to rate U.S. colleges and tie federal aid to performance as a way to coax institutions to pull up their socks. The U.S. Education Department will rate institutions on their performance, intake of...
  • Shopping Alert: 529 College Plan For Child, Tax Deduction For You

    Shopping Alert: 529 College Plan For Child, Tax Deduction For You
    For children who receive one toy, one video game, one ugly sweater or one wrong-size outfit too many each holiday season, maybe it's time to consider a gift that could some day shape their life. Sock some money away toward their college education into...
  • Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania homeowners among those benefiting from federal tax 'extender' bill

    Pocono Raceway, Pennsylvania homeowners among those benefiting from federal tax 'extender' bill
    WASHINGTON — From auto racetrack operators to homeowners to those with disabilities, there was something for almost everyone in a retroactive tax bill that Congress sent to the president's desk before ending their two-year session. The bill, which...
  • Anne Arundel County education briefs

    Rotary scholarships The Rotary Club of Annapolis is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors attending Annapolis-area high schools in ZIP codes 21401, 21403, 21409 and 21144, and home-schooled students. Up to four cash scholarship...
  • Personal finance resolutions for 2015

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin We're about to turn the dial on another year, and while 2014 has been a lot better economically for many than past years, plenty of Americans still feel as though they're living through an extended recession. First,...
  • 8 year-end tax planning tips

    Before you shut down for the holidays, remember that just a few hours spent reviewing your financial life may help boost your bottom line -- and put a dent in your holiday shopping bills! Here are eight ideas to consider, which could minimize taxes before...