Sticker Shock: 71% of Parents Say College Is Too Costly
“College is absolutely necessary but at the same time unaffordable,” says Brian Schwartz, an HSBC financial advisor.
Top 10 Colleges With Best Career Value: Brookings
The Brookings Institution's college rankings attempt to measure the impact each school has on grads' mid-career earnings while filtering out the impact of students' backgrounds.
Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights
Obama's student loan directive would create a new complaint system for student borrowers and ease loan repayment.
Helping Millennials Plan Ahead
Given the already rising costs of long retirements, millennials will need to start saving as soon as possible to realize their goals.
Boom and Gloom in Retirement Politics
Demographic tensions bode ill for boomer retirees.
SEC, CFPB Enforcement: AgFeed Fined $18M for Fattening Its Stock Price
Meanwhile, the CFPB sued for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending, and a hedge fund manager was charged with pocketing extra fees.
3 Steps Advisors Can Take to Help Clients Pay for College
A competent advisor should help clients not only save for college, but pay for it as well, easily saving clients tens of thousands of dollars.
Fixing the Student Loan Crisis
I’m lucky. Unlike so many college students, I didn’t take out any student loans.
CFPB Rolls Out Financial Aid Shopping Sheet as Student Debt Tops $1 Trillion
As outstanding student loan debt has surpassed the debt consumers hold in credit cards and car loans, the CFPB has just completed a form colleges can use to break down costs and payment options.
Taxpayers Get Billions in Erroneous Education Tax Credits
The IRS has erroneously accepted claims from over two million taxpayers who were not entitled to draw education tax credits, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and the cost is in the billions of dollars.