Student Debt Has Become a Potent Political Issue

There was a lot of talk about student debt – and various methods of reducing it – during the presidential primary season. While discussion of this issue has all but disappeared in the general election phase, some new research suggests that it remains a potent subject.

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Is College Still a Good Investment?

The rising cost of a college education has prompted many to question whether higher education still represents a good investment.

To get to the bottom of what students and grads think, recently conducted a poll.

Perhaps not surprisingly, it found that 89% of college graduates say that their…

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College Affordability – A Bleak Assessment

As most American families know, college costs have risen faster than inflation, and faster than families’ ability to pay. And every time you think it can’t get worse, it gets worse.

Case in point: the bleak assessments offered by a new study that ranks all 50 states on college…

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Student Debt May Be Hurting the Economy

Many younger American adults are delaying major life events, (like buying a house), due to their having high levels of student debt, a new study finds. When this happens, the larger economy can suffer.

The study, from Bankrate, found that 56% of millennials with current or past student loans have…

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Keeping Young Minds Fit Over the Summer Months

A summer away from books and reading can cause children to lose some of their reading skills. A new program from retailer Macy’s and Reading Is Fundamental aims to make sure this doesn’t happen.

The two have teamed up for the past twelve years on the Be Book…

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