This month, two different but powerful Wall Street bank lobbies launched self-serving attacks on the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau's most recent efforts to make banking markets more transparent. What do the banks have to hide?
With Globe University expanding into more states, it should be interesting to see if these attorneys general pay stricter attention to a school that keeps finding itself accused of fraud and deception.
For those of you who got a kick out of my first Nobody Gives a Damn, But... column, inspired by the great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, I offer thanks. T...
My grandfather suffered from black lung, which he caught during his years toiling in the coal mines of Kentucky. For him, sending his son to college meant that my father would never develop his same chronic cough and back pain.
When Richard Kline graduated from law school in 2003, he had $117,000 in debt and jobs in the legal field were scarce, so he took a job as a mortgage loan officer. Despite his hard work and a housing market that was just starting to boom, he was barely making a dent in his balances.
Student debt has been a hot topic of discussion in Washington, Albany, and all around the country. Graduates are losing lifetime wealth due to college debt. Although this may be true, it may not be the entire issue.
The American Dream of owning your own home is becoming more distant for many millennials. From 2006 to 2011, consumers between the ages of 25 and 34 experienced the largest decline in homeownership of any age group, according to Census Bureau data.
Maher has been calling on viewers to nominate and vote for the worst members of Congress for his #FlipADistrict Campaign. Once a "winner" is chosen on September 12, Maher plans to throw that member of Congress into the national spotlight and help oust them from office.
How can I convince myself to go into journalism when I am uncertain if I will be able to handle the financial repercussions?
I was awarded more scholarship money than the cost of attendance, and as a result, received refund checks back each semester, totaling over $10,000 in the last two years of my college career.
My take-home pay is a little more than $3,000 a month -- and roughly 45 percent of that goes toward my student loan payments. When that much of your paycheck is eaten up, something's gotta give.
To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.
Companies in your sector and your trade association are opposing a rule that would motivate career colleges to provide higher quality programs, at more affordable prices. Your opposition to the gainful employment rule is hurting students, taxpayers, and our economy.
Before we start sending off troops to bring all the wonderful things we love about America to the rest of the world, maybe we should tend to our own affairs first. Let's take the log out of our own eye before we talk about the speck in the eye of other countries.
College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.
My father was always reluctant to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he did speak often about one result of that service: Without the GI Bill, he'd never have been able to go to college.