Savings and a summer internship

Mar 19, 2012
I'm a 20-year-old college student studying computer science. I recently accepted a paid internship offer at an investment bank for the summer. After taxes, I will make around $10,000. How should I spend, invest or save this money to best prepare myself for life after college? Zach, Binghamton, NY
Posted In: Savings, Roth-IRA, student loans, college, job

Colleges move out of the dorm business

Mar 13, 2012
Students are looking for more luxurious digs and colleges are starting to look to private companies to build them.
Posted In: dorms, college

Bracing for baby

Mar 2, 2012
Kids are expensive! Author Carmen Wong Ulrich discusses the serious financial decisions to-be parents should be thinking about.
Posted In: budget, baby, children, carmen wong ulrich, childcare, college, diapers

College grads reach new high

Feb 24, 2012
For the first time, more than 30 percent of American's have at least a bachelor's, according to the Census Bureau. But there is a growing racial gap between the haves and have nots.
Posted In: college, college grads, Education

College educated adults reaches 30 percent in U.S.

Feb 24, 2012
The U.S. has reached a major education milestone. For the fist time ever, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults have a college degree. In 1998, less than a quarter of the population had graduated.
Posted In: college, Jobs

Got a raise. Now what?

Feb 14, 2012
I'm thirty-seven. My home is paid off but needs repairs. My cars are old but paid for. I recently changed jobs and will be making about $25,000 a year (nearly $8,000 more a year than my old job). My sons (single parent) are sixteen and seventeen. Making more money, should I focus on saving or fixing my house and a new car in preparation for a time when health and limited income will make it hard to do? Paying for college is off the table; they know that. I have about a thousand dollars in credit card debt that I plan to pay off. I plan to have nearly eighty dollars a week or three hundred dollars a month toward these goals. I live off so little, I want this extra to really count. First Name: Charlie, Columbus, GA
Posted In: Savings, college

$108,000 in student loans -- and still counting

Feb 8, 2012
The student loan debt burden is getting worse. The epicenter of trouble is so-called private student loans. It's time to take action on private student loans.
Posted In: student loans, private student loans, college

You can get your dream job in this economy

Feb 3, 2012
Many college grads feel betrayed when they can't find a job commensurate with their education. But Ramit Sethi of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich" says that it is possible to get your dream job -- if you're willing to work for it.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Economy, Unemployment, college, Education

Claremont McKenna admits to bloating SAT scores

Jan 31, 2012
California-based liberal arts college Claremont McKenna says a school official cheated in reporting SAT scores to places like U.S. News & World Report, which ranks colleges across the country.
Posted In: college, SAT

Obama's big plan to make college affordable

Jan 27, 2012
In a speech at the University of Michigan, President Obama calls for rewarding colleges that do best at keeping tuition under control and graduating students. Those who do not perform well could see funding cut.
Posted In: college tuition, college, Education, work-study