Marketplace Money for Friday, August 30, 2013
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For the next few weeks, we're focusing on tThe American Dream. This weekend's show is about college. It is often seen as the path to financial mobility and security. Better paying job. A chance to save for retirement. Buying a home. But talking about college means talking about student loans. It means talking about affordability and family conversations about choices. How should we think about costs? What can you do to save for college? And what are your options to manage debt?
Posted In: college, education costs, student debt
The cost of college is rising faster than inflation. But when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation.
Posted In: student loan debt, student debt
We hear all the time that student loan debt is on the rise, and isn't likely to slow down anytime soon. For all those federal loans, though, does the government really make any money?
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