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All That Moola: The History of 'Bucks' and Other Words We Use to Mean Money

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.18.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.

Student Loans: America's Next Financial Crisis

Anthony Figliola | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Anthony Figliola

As high-school juniors and seniors start their search for the college where they will spend the next four years of their lives, they need to take a lo...

How Over-Hyping a College Education Destroyed the Millennials

Michael Price | Posted 10.17.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For parents of middle school and high school students who may be reading, it's important that you recognize the unique challenges your child will face when they enter the real world. Do not over-hype a college education and make sure your child is making a savvy investment.

Affordability and Attainment: Student Success From Acceptance to Graduation

Carol L. Folt, Ph.D. | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Carol L. Folt, Ph.D.

Economic diversity at most top universities remains low. But the conversation on this issue is often one-sided, focused narrowly on why there aren't more low- and middle-income students enrolled. Equally troubling is what happens to these students when they manage to get in the door.

Millennials Want to Close the Generation Gap When Talking Finance

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Money
Joseph F. Coughlin

In an ironic generational twist, the children of Baby Boomers are proving more inclined to turn to their grandparents for advice -- at least when it comes to learning about managing money and saving for the future.

When Less Is More: A Closer Look at Higher Education

Mindy Crary | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Mindy Crary

Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?

Occupy Abolishes Almost $4,000,000 in Student Debt, Enrolls Campus Activists, Announces Nationwide 'Debt Collective'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.17.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

As the result of an unprecedented "search and destroy" campaign by Occupy's Strike Debt Working Group and their Rolling Jubilee team, 2,761 individuals have been unburdened of their student debt to the tune of $3,856,866.11.

'Tuition... Freeze!'

Jordan Waxman | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Jordan Waxman

Could it be that the cost of operating a university -- technology, wages and infrastructure -- is rising at triple the rate of other technology, wages and infrastructure simply by being inside an institution of higher learning?

Free College Tuition - The Right Way to Pay?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The conversation about free college tuition is growing louder and larger as educators and lawmakers try to find a way to produce an educated workforce without sending students into mountains of debt.

Despite Accusations Of Fraud And Deception, Will Globe University Be Expanding To Your State?

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

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.

Tips on Saving for College

Diane Morais | Posted 10.12.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Prioritize future college expenses as a monthly budget line item. The sooner you start saving the better, because even small amounts of money invested early can grow quickly through the power of compound interest.

Sticker Shock! College Performing Arts Costs

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

As you investigate colleges and costs, ask questions of admission and recruitment offices. They are more than happy to give you straightforward answers. And the department heads certainly have a point of view about the affordability of their particular programs.

The 10 Best Colleges For Your Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 08.05.2014 | College

Of the thousands of four-year colleges and universities in the United States, there are 10 schools that Money magazine believes offer the most bang fo...

Getting Kids and Wallets Ready for College

Jacob Gold | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Jacob Gold

Use the college process as an opportunity to teach financial lessons to your children by getting them involved in the decision-making process around savings and budgeting. By saving early and planning ahead, you and your family will be in a stronger position to tackle all of life's expenses from college to retirement.

10 Reasons Why College Should be Abolished

Michael Price | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For previous generations, the formula actually worked. Students enrolled into universities that were affordable, they gained marketable skills and they earned good jobs.

CHARTS: How Much More Expensive Life Has Gotten Since We Last Raised The Min. Wage

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Unhappy fifth anniversary. Thursday marks five years since the date of the last time Congress raised the federal minimum wage to a paltry $7.25 an ...

4 Steps to Graduate from College Debt-Free

Michael Price | Posted 09.20.2014 | Money
Michael Price

Since you lived at home with your parents for 18 years of your life, is 4 more years really going to kill you? Doing so would save you approximately $40,000.

Paying for a Performing Arts College Education

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 09.20.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Receiving training in a performing arts degree program within a liberal arts college, affords students an opportunity to learn their craft while receiving a college degree.

Yagana Shah

Son Drops Out Of School, And Dad Reacts Perfectly

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty

Most parents would be devastated, even furious, upon hearing their child had dropped out of high school. But not this dad. After his son dropped o...

This Student Experienced A Tragedy, Then Donors Came To Her Rescue

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.14.2014 | College

Looks like miracles really do happen. As of Monday morning, Vanderbilt University student Cassie Wessely has accumulated $46,623 in donations to help ...

I Love Journalism, But This Is Why I Won't Major In It

Neel Swamy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Neel Swamy

How can I convince myself to go into journalism when I am uncertain if I will be able to handle the financial repercussions?

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

The 18 Most Expensive 4-Year Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.02.2014 | College

This week, the U.S. Department of Education released its annual list of the country's most expensive colleges. And the winner for four-year public col...

Game of Loans

Atima Omara | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Atima Omara

As college costs rise, many low- and middle-income families find it more and more difficult to pay for higher education. Over the past three decades. Since 1980, the average cost of tuition at a public university has more than tripled, while a typical family's income has hardly budged.

I'm Tired Of Colleges Running Like Country Clubs Instead Of Schools

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 08.16.2014 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

A single question is raised when these factors culminate: Where exactly does the money for college tuition go to? Surely the dean's dog can't stomach $60,000 per student.