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Making Money on the Side in College

August 21, 2014 By: Chad Category: The financial insider No Comments →


College is often the most exciting four years of a person’s life, but it’s also the poorest. According to CNN, the average college student graduates with nearly 30,000 dollars in debt. (more…)

Is a College Degree Really Worth the Money?

June 22, 2010 By: Category: Aid for College, Loans, Student loans, The financial insider 2 Comments →

Today we have a guest post from Josef Katz from Straighterline, a company that offers a new way to complete your required college courses online with convenient and affordable online college courses that you can take on your own schedule.

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the more you learn, the more you will earn during your working career:

• High school graduates will earn an average of $1.2 million over their careers
• College grads with bachelor’s degrees will earn $2.1 million
• People with master’s degrees will earn $2.5 million
• People with doctoral degrees will earn $3.4 million
• People with professional degrees will earn $4.4 million

Source: The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings 


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College Taxes: Beware of 529 Plan Taxes

April 06, 2010 By: Category: Aid for College, Maximize your savings, The financial insider No Comments →

Today we have a guest post from Lynn O’Shaughnessy. 
O’Shaughnessy is the author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller, and she also writes a college blog for CBSMoneyWatch and TheCollegeSolutionBlog. Follow her on Twitter.

Ever hear about college taxes?

No this isn’t a joke. If you aren’t careful you could owe college taxes on your 529 plan.

Nobody tells you that you could ultimately owe taxes on a 529 college plan, but plenty of people discover this nightmare during tax season.


Student Loans: To Borrow or Not to Borrow

August 28, 2009 By: Category: Aid for College, Loan tips, Loans, Student loans, The financial insider 2 Comments →

Due to the rising cost of college, over 70% of college students now consider taking out student loans. While these numbers are a sad reflection of the cost of college, the fact is that student loans are very good debt to have. (more…)

Recession 101: College Applications and Shallow Bank Accounts

November 24, 2008 By: Category: Admissions insider, Advancing your career, Application tips, Best College Tips, Choosing a College, Get into College, The financial insider, Top Stories 1 Comment →

During this time of economic volatility, we are all beginning to realize that life as we know it will forever be different. But that doesn’t change the ever-present questions on the mind of most high school seniors: What are my college options? What colleges should I apply to? Do I want my parents to foot the bill for an expensive education?

So what exactly should you do to gain access to the best college opportunities during this uncertain time?