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What recent graduates (and their parents) need to think about

Spring is here, summer weather has begun (in many places), and graduation time has arrived. Across the country, students are finishing their high school, college, and even graduate school lives, after years of hard work, stress, exci...

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A college education can set you up for a lifetime – though it can come with a hefty price tag: Some unfortunate students have gotten both a mountain of debt and an education that falls far short of their expectations.

Across the nation, a few for-profit colleges have been deceiving students into t...

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The hope for a stronger U.S. dollar is very much in the news lately. But most Americans, other than tourists beyond our shores, don't focus on what that means to them. For U.S. investors, the upshot is not always great. In fact, for most, currency fluctuations worldwide (and not just that of the dol...

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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) offer favorable tax-deferral benefits to individuals who are saving for retirement. But with those benefits, there are certain rules about when distributions may be taken to avoid penalty taxes. Contributions to a traditional IRA, depending on your income and pa...

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What is a tariff?

Mar 23, 2018 Amitrajeet A. Batabyal

President Donald Trump recently slapped tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on foreign aluminum, prompting significant concern and discussion about the wisdom of this action.

As an economist who shares some of those concerns, I believe it’s important to first understand what a...

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Increasing Your Child's Odds

Each college and university has a set of admissions guidelines that are followed when reviewing applications. Naturally, the first items to be considered are your child’s high school academic record and SAT scores. However, those are not the only things that can catch...

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