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Should community college be free? A Twitter chat roundup

Feb 7, 2014
A proposal in Tennessee to offer associate’s and technical degrees for free.
Posted In: community college, Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Promise to make state's community colleges free

Feb 6, 2014
The announcement from the state's governor is part of a broader workforce development strategy. And similar moves have worked before.
Posted In: tennessee, community colleges, Tennessee Promise

How borrowing money can create wealth: Explainer

Feb 5, 2014
There are a million get-rich schemes out there, but here's one of the oldest: borrowing.
Posted In: borrowing, debt

Foster care is costly, and some states send more kids to relatives

Feb 4, 2014
Family care outside of the foster system is cheaper, but some children may lose out on services and oversight.
Posted In: foster care

Going to prison can be costly for the whole family

Feb 3, 2014
Prison costs don't just fall on the taxpayer.
Posted In: prison

Where will young people live when they're old and gray?

Jan 31, 2014
Home ownership hits its lowest level since 1995. Home equity has in the past served as a retirement savings plan for many Americans
Posted In: homeownership, Housing

State of the Union: Tackling income inequality

Jan 29, 2014
Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several economic themes, including jobs, the middle class, health care, and something he has been talking quite a bit about recently -- income inequality.
Posted In: income inequality, State of the Union

Why would you hire the long-term unemployed? Why not?

Jan 27, 2014
We expect the President to ask companies to pledge to hire the unemployed. But some hiring managers see a potential risk in hiring someone who's been out of work for a long time.
Posted In: unemployement, long-term unemployed, State of the Union

Juggling multiple jobs: Hey, at least its not boring.

Jan 24, 2014
It can be stressful to patch together a living from several jobs.
Posted In: office behavior, coworking

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