Education / College & University

  • He Turned Down All 8 Ivy League Schools for Good Reason

      

    In an age of runaway student loan debt, one high school senior has made the decision to skip prestigious Ivy League schools in favor of a free ride from a public university. A conscious...

  • Highest Paying 2-Year Degrees

      

    Two new reports provide ammunition to rebut the many complaints you hear these days that college isn't worth the cost. Check out these highest-paying 2-year degrees... Monster.com has a...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

      

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

  • 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.

  • Private Student Loan Lenders Get Flexible With Repayment

      

    Two of the biggest private student loan lenders are getting more flexible with borrowers in distress. Wells Fargo and Discover are both starting to work with borrowers who have had life...

  • Reducing College Expenses With a 3-Year Degree

      

    When we think of college, we typically think of a traditional 4-year experience or even longer. But by cramming an education into 3 years, you can actually save a bundle by eliminating the cost of...