Personal Finance

As college costs explode, families are turning more desperate for financial aid. It was recently revealed that some parents took the extraordinary step of giving up legal guardianship of their children to someone else — often, a friend or relative— so their income and assets wouldn’t be calculated in their children’s need-based financial aid packages.
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Student debt likely will be a key issue in the 2020 presidential race. Many of the major contenders for the Democratic nomination, including Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, have supported free college and student debt-relief plans. For example, Sanders’ plan would make two- and four-year public colleges and
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Retiring as a millionaire may seem like a fantasy rather than a practical financial goal, yet it’s possible with savvy monthly saving. Reaching that milestone, however, takes determination, especially if you don’t start until later in life. Luckily, personal finance site NerdWallet crunched the numbers, broken down by age group, to demonstrate how much you’ll
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LawrenceSawyer/Getty Images Samantha Jokela, a 21-year-old college student from Upton, Massachusetts, will be graduating from college a year earlier than expected, thanks to dual enrollment. Dual enrollment is a state-run program that allows students to take college-level classes, often through a local community college, while they are still in high school. As many as 3
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Webb Institute Source: Webb Institute Even as college becomes increasingly unaffordable for many students and their families, it is still possible to graduate owing next to nothing. “There are so many college-bound students and their families that are nervous about assuming too much debt,” said Robert Franek, editor in chief at The Princeton Review. However,
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Ariel Skelley | Getty Images Want to retire in the city with the most sunny days per year? Or one with no state or local sales tax? A new list by SeniorAdvice.com — a housing referral service — ranks the best locations to spend your golden years. The site focused on midsize cities, since “most
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