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  • Terry Savage: 5 tips for planning ahead for college

    A college education will certainly be worth it but the student loan debt may not be worth the burden. Here are five things to consider now if you're thinking about college for a young child. 1. It pays to save in the right place. A 529 college saving...
  • 6 reasons the math on Obama's college plan doesn't add up

    WASHINGTON There are at least six reasons that community college won't be free anytime soon, no matter what President Barack Obama says. Obama, who traveled Friday to Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., to tout the America's...
  • Written from under a mountain of student debt

    Written from under a mountain of student debt
    Public education ain’t so public these days. Last month the federal government released a report warning of the increasing unaffordability of public universities nationwide, noting that while state funding sank by 12 percent from 2003 through...
  • Lehigh Valley community colleges welcome Obama's free-tuition plan

    Lehigh Valley community colleges welcome Obama's free-tuition plan
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama unveiled a proposal Friday to provide free community college education, a move that Lehigh Valley educators said would especially help students who don't qualify for government aid and work multiple jobs to pay...
  • BJ's foundation awards grants, and other company news

    BJ's foundation awards grants BJ's Charitable Foundation recently announced the donation of four grants totaling $20,500 to Pennsylvania nonprofits, including Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Valley Children's Centers Inc....
  • Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states

    Obama's free community college plan would give California less than other states
    A close-up look at President Obama’s proposal for free community college for most students reveals some aspects that might not thrill Californians. Unlike the way things work for most of education, the president’s plan would provide uneven...
  • Is Obama's plan to pay community college fees for all the best use of the money?

    If the U.S. government had unlimited funds, it could provide free tuition for community college and no one would complain. For that matter, the nation could put all interested and qualified students through four years of college and beyond. But right...
  • Why Obama's plan for tuition-free community colleges is a good idea

    Why Obama's plan for tuition-free community colleges is a good idea
    President Obama announced the other day the framework for a plan to make two years of community college tuition-free for those who are serious about going – primarily those who attend at least half time in programs that lead to transfer to a four-...
  • Glendale PTA: R.D. White Elementary celebrating 100 years

    Glendale High PTSA President Megan Schowengerdt would like parents of college-bound seniors to know that school counselors are hosting a “Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Fill Out Night” on Jan. 28. Details on time and...
  • Financial makeover: 10 big millennial money questions -- answered

    Not a lot of people like to talk about money -- particularly how much they have or how much they don't have. But it pays (heh) to have a good, honest discussion about your finances, whether you're talking it out with yourself or with someone with your...
  • 5 things you might not know about IRAs

    As we begin a new year, it's a good moment to turn to a common savings instrument that you might not know everything about: the Individual Retirement Account or IRA. The basics are simple. An IRA is a tax-advantaged retirement savings vehicle. It's not...