Education / Financing Education

  • Student lives in tent to avoid student loan debt!

      

    Let's be honest about it: Student loan debt is hurting the country. A big part of the problem is that 92% of all student loans are federal loans. So when those loans aren't paid, we get...

  • The danger of grandparents owning a 529 plan

      

    529 plans are the best way to save money tax-free and spend money tax-free on a child's college education. But these state-sponsored plans are now delivering an unexpected curveball that you...

  • Chipotle Offering Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave to Part-Timers

      

    By Kristina Webb of the Palm Beach Post Chipotle Mexican Grill just gave employees another reason to love working there — aside from occasional free food. Starting July 1, the company...

  • 5 Ways To Get a Great Paying Job With Minimal Education

      

    It has been so frustrating to me that at a time when pay checks are hollowing out and people are underemployed, there are 5 million jobs across the country going unfilled. Why? Because employers...

  • 5 Ways To Save Money on Your College Degree

      

    Getting a college degree doesn't have to break the bank. Here's a new way for you to cut the cost in half and still get the degree you want from a traditional 4-year college. First off...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.