Becoming a Student After Prison

Going to prison is not and should not be a death knell for personal growth and achievement. If you or someone you know has paid your debt to society and want to move forward in your education, there are avenues available to get ...

Steering Clear of Student Aid Scams

Between sending out applications, picking a major and securing funding for your education, preparing for college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of scammers that are ready and willing to take advantage ...

College vs. Trade School

Continuing your education after graduating from high school is a serious, personal, and complicated decision. You might automatically think college is the way to go, but then you calculate the time and money a college education ...

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

The cost of tuition, books, room and board (if applicable) add up quickly, leaving you despondent about how you will pay for school. Even with scholarships and grants, your bank account may fall short of what is due, forcing you ...

Teaching the Basics of Checking Accounts To Younger Kids

How to handle money is an important life lesson. The sooner you start your child’s financial education, the more knowledgeable and responsible they will be with their money. Opening a checking account for your child is a great ...

Little Ways to Save Money

Whether you’re preparing for a big purchase or tightening your belt during a rough patch, saving money is a good idea. There are plenty of big ways to keep more money in your financial accounts, but here are some smaller ones ...

Staying Motivated while Eliminating Debt

Although not a traditional four-letter word that would get you into trouble if you said it as a kid in school, there is no doubt debt is one of the worst words in the English language. Financial debt affects your sense of self, ...

Don’t Forget These Hidden College Costs

College costs go far beyond tuition — according to a study by the College Board, 61 percent of college costs go towards expenses other than tuition. While you may begin your academic career expecting to pay for books, room and ...

Organizing and Storing Your Online Passwords

To safeguard your financial, private, and personal information from identity thieves and hackers, you should use unique passwords for each of your online accounts as well as for each of your devices. From email — both personal ...

What Happens When You Default on Your Student Loans?

Times are tough these days, and if you can’t manage to make your student loan payments on time, your loan could go into default. Defaulting on a loan can have serious consequences for your credit score and financial health. ...