April 18, 2018

One reason tuition is going up? A new report finds much of the money is going to Wall Street.

A new report on Michigan State University found that for every dollar the school spent on scholarships in the last academic year, it also spent 32 cents paying hedge fund fees.

March 21, 2018

Fed interest rate hike: Who should care — and 5 more answers on how higher rates affect your money

The Federal Reserve just made it harder to find the best mortgage and credit card rates — but getting a higher-paying savings account should be easier if you know where to look.
March 20, 2018

Why average costs of living are increasing in the US — and 5 ways to live better for less

Why the cost of living, especially in certain U.S. cities, is rising faster than wages in 2018. Here are calculators and how to save money on housing, education, child care and more.
March 14, 2018

5 student loan myths — about forgiveness, repayment, interest and more — that everyone should know

Student loan payment and interest rate confusions abound. Don't fall for these misunderstandings about debt, forgiveness, federal versus private loans and servicers like Navient, Nelnet and OSLA.
Feb. 15, 2018

Student loans: From repayment to forgiveness to consolidation, your 5 biggest questions — answered

Student loan questions? From FAFSA stress to pros and cons of refinancing student debt to questions on consolidation, forgiveness and interest payments, we’ve got answers.
Feb. 6, 2018

Want to grow the US economy? Cancel student debt, new report shows

A new report finds that the U.S. could grow the economy by cancelling all student debt in the country for less cost than the GOP tax bill.

Jan. 19, 2018

Need $1,000 right now? You’re not alone: Here’s why — and how to get it.

Wondering how to save or make money fast? If you're short $1,000 for credit card bills or an emergency fund, take action today. This is how to rustle up some quick cash — and actually hold on to it.
Jan. 11, 2018

Student loan stress? Don’t worry about the size of your debt: Focus on this number instead.

Student loan defaults may be happening far more often than we previously thought, a new report finds. Here is why that's scary, and how you can protect yourself.
Dec. 1, 2017

Senate Passes Tax Reform Bill: 5 key ways the plan will affect you

Here's the GOP tax bill explained, with details on how it could change your financial situation.
Oct. 19, 2017
Oct. 5, 2017

How to leverage your credit card to improve your credit

Build (or rebuild) your credit portfolio with one simple tool.

Aug. 30, 2017

Want to save money and grow richer? This is the best way to rank financial priorities.

Should you pay off credit cards or student debt first? How much should you save for retirement? These rules of thumb will keep you on track.
Aug. 15, 2017

Student loans: Answers to your 9 biggest questions about college debt

Here's what you need to know about paying off your college debt — or applying for more loans to go to graduate school.
July 19, 2017

Is a Master’s degree worth it? How to pick a grad program and save money on higher education

It's a tricky question, and many people don't think through the costs and tradeoffs involved. Here's how to decide and make sure you can afford it.
July 5, 2017

DeVry students get $49 million in refunds — but for-profit universities are seeing a resurgence

The FTC is sending refunds to DeVry students the government says were defrauded by the for-profit school.
June 15, 2017

Cheated by a for-profit college? Here's why it may get harder to have your student loans forgiven.

Under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education is considering rolling back consumer protection rules that protect victims of fraudulent for-profit colleges.

June 6, 2017

Just get engaged? Congrats! Now it's time to check these 7 items off your financial to-do list.

Planning your financial future together is just as important as planning the wedding.
May 12, 2017

The average class of 2017 starting salary — and what grads should do with their money

Congrats class of 2017, you got a raise! Here's what to do with it.
May 4, 2017

How to fight for your money: Barney Frank sounds off on financial reforms that protect consumers

Have you been wronged by a company you do business with? Here's how to fight for your rights.
May 1, 2017

5 smart tuition hacks to cut the growing cost of college

Figuring out the cost of college is tough — here's how to make it easier to budget and pay for higher education.
April 3, 2017

Bernie Sanders introduces "College for All Act" to make public colleges tuition-free

Sanders introduced legislation that would make public four-year college and universities tuition free — but it's unlikely to pass.

March 30, 2017

3 things millennials can teach Gen Z about money

Today's teens are risk-averse — maybe to a fault.
March 27, 2017

Betsy DeVos is making the student debt crisis worse — here's how

Students defaulting on their loans can expect to pay more in fees next year.
Feb. 10, 2017

This is the best psychological trick to pay off debt faster, science suggests

Which debt payoff strategy helps you stay motivated? Find out what researchers say.
Feb. 7, 2017
Feb. 6, 2017

These possible changes under President Trump will affect student loan debt

Even liberals might like some of his ideas.

Jan. 26, 2017

Want to refinance your student loans? Here's what credit score you might need to get a good rate

If you're trying to get ride of your student debt, you need to know what you are up against.
Jan. 18, 2017

Feds allege millions of borrowers are being misled by Navient, nation's largest student loan service

Navient handles about $300 billion of student debt.
Jan. 9, 2017
Jan. 3, 2017

Your 2017 Money Guide: 3 big moves to earn more, pay less, cut debt and grow wealth

These smart money behaviors should help you emerge a little richer by the end of the year.