Education

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  • December 11, 2012

    U.S. student debt levels are surging but along with degrees and skills the loans are producing perverse incentives and unforeseen economic consequences.

    Consumers upped their debt by a seasonally adjusted $14.2 billion in October, driven...

  • November 9, 2012

    We all know the importance of a good education. We also know that the cost of furthering your education is rising. But did you know that the federal government is a big supporter of higher education and encourages you to enroll in school by...

  • November 6, 2012

    Rising U.S. college costs hit a ceiling this fall and student borrowing dropped for the first time in 20 years, according to data released by the College Board.

    Tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year institutions rose 4...

  • October 31, 2012

    529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged college savings vehicles and one of the most popular ways to save for college today. Much like the way 401(k) plans revolutionized the world of retirement savings a few decades ago, 529 college savings...

  • January 23, 2012

    You are required to file a federal income tax return if your income is above a certain level, which varies based on your filing status and age, as well as the type of income that you receive.

    For the year 2011, the following individuals...

  • January 23, 2012

    PAYROLL TAXES

    The term “payroll tax” can be used to describe two different types of similar taxes. The first type, known as withholding tax, is withheld from an employee’s wages by their employer. The employer...