• New ways to pay down your student loan debt


    Student loan debt is now nearly $1 trillion collectively for borrowers in the United States. Yet there could be help on the horizon if you have federal student loan debt. Here's a new way to pay...

  • Student Loan Guide


    Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. If you already have student loans,...

  • Best 529 Plans To Help Pay for College


    A 529 Plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • Top 10 Hot Jobs and Top 20 Best-Paying College Majors!


    So many people have been unemployed or underemployed over the last 7 years. At a time when it seems the doors are closed, where is the opportunity? I've talked pretty extensively in the...

  • 6 Ways You Can Reduce Costs for College


    It’s no secret: college costs are on the rise and making it more and more difficult for many students to receive their higher education. In 2014, college costs once again outstripped...

  • Credit card that helps pay your college costs


    Paying for kid’s college can be a brutally difficult thing. But there's a way that you can get money for your kids college without any real heavy lifting. It's a service called...

  • Credit card that helps pay your college costs


    Saving for your child's college education can seem daunting. This credit card can help cut down on some of the cost.

  • Apps to help you speak and learn foreign languages


    If you want to learn to speak a foreign language, it's a slog to learn one. But now you can learn multiple foreign languages for free with an app that you download for your phone. Duolingo --...

  • Apps to help you speak and learn foreign languages


    There are phone apps that can teach you how to speak a new language, or even translate your words and speak them back in a foreign language for you.

  • Going To College: Your Guide to Campus Life and Money


    If you're getting ready to head off to college or are the parent of someone who is, you might be wondering, "What should I do about money?" Being on campus offers you a lot...

  • College education without big bills


    There are significant monetary and educational advantages with community college--even if you want to graduate from a big university in the end. Clark explains.

  • MAJOR UPDATE -- No Taxes on 529 Plans!


    UPDATE: One week after the idea of taxing 529 plans was proposed in President Obama's State of the Union address, the White House has pulled the plug on this controversial idea after...

  • Clark's guide to saving for college


    Saving for your child’s college education can also save you on your tax return. Which types of plans you should look for, and which ones to stay away from.

  • How social media life can affect your work life


    High school seniors are becoming more aware of how their social media presence could affect them getting into college.

  • A simple strategy to control student loan debt


    Student loan debt is having a big impact on the housing market and slowing economic recovery. Here's a strategy to keep your student loan debt manageable.