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American Anthropological Association

College Majors "Worth" Something

American Anthropological Association | May 22, 2015 | College
Inside Higher Ed was exactly right when it predicted the newest report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce "will surprise exactly no one."
Benjamin Powell

Higher Education Is Not Just an Investment

Benjamin Powell | May 22, 2015 | College
Stories will focus on students' heavy debt burdens and poor job prospects, and call the investment in higher education a failure. Young grads do face difficult challenges, but the problem is not that their "investment" doesn't pay off.
Jim Wallis

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?

Jim Wallis | May 22, 2015 | Media
I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.
Leisa Peterson

How to Take Control of Your Money (and Stop Feeling Clueless)

Leisa Peterson | May 21, 2015 | Money
Unless your parents were very focused on teaching you the mechanics of money mastery -- and you chose to listen to them -- chances are there's a lot you don't understand about your cash flow.
Graham Ober

Financial Factors to Consider Before Having Kids

Graham Ober | May 21, 2015 | Money
If you're thinking about having kids in the near future, now is the time to consider how a visit from the stork can affect your finances. From the cost of prenatal care and birth to day care and life's little necessities, kids are expensive.
Laura Adams

Have Low Mileage? You May Qualify for a Car Insurance Discount

Laura Adams | May 21, 2015 | Money
A new Princeton Survey Research Associates International study found that just 16 percent of Americans have asked their car insurance provider for common discounts -- meaning millions of dollars of potential savings have been left on the table.
Jack Rothman

Minimum Wage? How About a Maximum Wage?

Jack Rothman | May 21, 2015 | Politics
It's a real eyeblinker that workers oppose legislation and programs that would benefit their circumstances. They, instead, support ideas that are to their detriment. A leading example of this is workers backing "right to work" legislation, which, despite its euphemistic tonality, amounts to the right to demolish unions.
Bob Lotich

Five Reasons Why Saving for Retirement Should Get Priority Over Paying Off Your Mortgage

Bob Lotich | May 22, 2015 | Money
There's an almost perpetual debate as to which should get priority, saving for retirement or paying off your mortgage early. In a perfect world, the best solution would be to do both at the same time.

How Not to Let Hidden Costs Turn You Into the Bank of Mom and Dad

LearnVest | May 21, 2015 | Parents
Both parents and children often don't realize that they need to rein in that spending until it's too late.

31 Worst Fees in America

GOBankingRates | May 21, 2015 | Money
Like the insidious overdraft penalty, the key to avoiding a replacement fee is to keep careful watch of your debit card and not lose it. If you do, try to take out cash through a teller and be patient until your replacement card arrives.
Steve Rhode

CFPB Says Student Loan Servicers Lie About Bankruptcy Discharge

Steve Rhode | May 21, 2015 | Money
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a document that is critical of student loan servicers. It must have been an easy document to write, because, for the most part, student loan servicers suck donkey balls, with all their bad information and horrible advice to consumers. But here are the big items where the CFPB says student loan servicers are really, really horrible.

'I've Raised Financially Positive Teens -- and I'm Proud of It

LearnVest | May 21, 2015 | Parents
You can't just sit your teen down for a talk and expect it all to instantly sink in. The trick is to find creative, experiential strategies that can help instill them with the financial savvy and optimism that'll serve them well as adults.
Jacob Gold

Making Your Portfolio Retirement Ready

Jacob Gold | May 22, 2015 | Money
For many people, one of the biggest adjustments in retired life is learning how to manage their money without the regular income sources they've grown accustomed to in their working years.

What to do After Tax Season is Over | May 21, 2015 | Money
Taxpayers need to understand their specific situation and seek advice from there advisors to craft the right plan. There is work involved, but it may ultimately reduce your liability which increases the amount of money you retain and utilize.
Tami Farrow

Want to Stick to a Budget? Try a Reloadable Prepaid Card

Tami Farrow | May 22, 2015 | Money
Budgeting isn't easy. If you're like most people, you've tried many different ways to avoid overspending and stick to a budget.
Ann Brenoff

10 Tips For New Graduates That I Wish Someone Had Given Me 40 Years Ago

Ann Brenoff | May 21, 2015 | Fifty
My Facebook feed is filled with photos of smiling college graduates. If you want to share some real advice with the graduates in your life, try these tidbits. Here's what nobody told me at my graduation 40 years ago that I wished they had.
Mike Branch, CFP

Why Some of Us Pay More Estate Tax

Mike Branch, CFP | May 20, 2015 | Money
The Federal government assesses an estate or death tax only on estates valued at more than $5.43 million. Married couples can avoid these taxes if their net worth is less than $10.86 million.
Graham Ober

How Millennials Can Navigate Cell Phone Contracts

Graham Ober | May 22, 2015 | Money
Smartphones are the veritable Swiss army knives of technology for millions of millennials. In fact, 87% of adults aged 18 to 34 admit that their phone never leaves their side, according to Zogby Analytics.
Letasha Irby

Why I Stood Up to Lear Corporation's CEO to Demand a Safe Workplace and Fair Wages

Letasha Irby | May 20, 2015 | Business
Lear should be setting an example for the rest of the industry, but instead they are paying us barely enough to make ends meet. Lear can afford to treat their workers with respect. By choosing not to, Lear is forcing my family, and others like mine, to live from paycheck to paycheck.

Credit Card Rewards Redemption: Value v. Points

CompareCards | May 21, 2015 | Money
Understanding your credit card rewards can be tough! Those that play the rewards game and win, like and, will often reference the importance of getting the most value from your points or miles in order to get more out of them than the typical 1 point=1 cent.
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