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  • Student loan debt is not just a young person's problem

    Think long and hard before taking on debt to pay for your child's college education. Those loans could come back to haunt you in your retirement years. A look at new data from two reports suggests that many aging baby boomer parents are having trouble...
  • How to Limit Student Debt

    How to Limit Student Debt
    Frightened by reports of college grads being crushed by student loans? Protect yourself by limiting how much you borrow. -- Choose a school that fits into the family budget. That doesn't mean sacrificing quality. Check out Kiplinger's Best College Values...
  • University's school of human ecology focuses on problems of life

    MADISON, Wis. It is perhaps the least understood school on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. And yet it aims to be the hub of problem-solving for some of the most basic issues of life how to mindfully raise a child, how to design products and...
  • Pamela Yip: Student loan debt can jeopardize seniors' retirement

    At first glance, the news appears good: Comparatively few households headed by older Americans carry student debt compared with other types of debt, according to a new report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that about 3 percent of...
  • Audit of Texas Enterprise Fund shows management problems

    AUSTIN, Texas The first independent audit of the Texas Enterprise Fund shows that the governor's job-creating fund awarded $222 million almost half the money granted to entities that never submitted applications or specific promises to create jobs. The...
  • Startup helps new college grads prep for that first real job

    After Ian Harvey graduated from Western Washington University this summer, he was unsure just how to land his first job in his field of communications. Sending out resumes seemed like an exercise in futility, and Harvey didn't know how to get his foot in...
  • Two Laguna seniors named National Merit semifinalists

    The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized two Laguna Beach High School seniors who were recently named National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists. Aviva Meyers and Grant Barton are two of about 16,000 students nationwide to be...
  • Ask Kim: How are custodial accounts taxed?

    I read your column on how to get kids started in stocks (http://www.kiplinger.com/links/stockskids) and had two follow-up questions: How are children's custodial accounts taxed? Do I need to use the account for educational expenses? Custodial accounts --...
  • CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships

    CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships
    Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
  • UB to continue admitting underclassmen

    UB to continue admitting underclassmen
    The University of Baltimore said Wednesday it will continue admitting underclassmen, rejecting a recent proposal to scrap the freshman and sophomore classes altogether and opting instead to strengthen its first-year program. Last month, the university'...
  • 'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable

    'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable
    University of Chicago officials announced a package of new initiatives Wednesday to encourage students from low-income backgrounds to attend, making the application process simpler and the cost more affordable through a "no-loan pledge." The effort,...