Tag Archives: Education

The Student Loan Debacle

Posted on 06. Aug, 2007 by .

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If you have a student loan, or are preparing to take one out for yourself or your kids, you might be interested in a recent article over at the WSJ about how one student loan firm’s slogan of “conflict free” is making waves. Wait! You mean student loans firms are NOT conflict free? Not all […]

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Online Accounting Degrees: Valuable Asset or Waste of Money?

Posted on 09. Jul, 2007 by .

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Accounting and finance degrees are in high demand. You can’t argue with that. Just last year, CNN Money listed accounting as one of the top 5 hottest careers. College graduates with an accounting degree but not yet a CPA designation might make between $35,000 and $45,000 a year, or up to $50,000 in large cities […]

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The New Kiddie Tax Continues to Punish Parents

Posted on 07. Jun, 2007 by .

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I’ve spoken about the Kiddie Tax before and how it was initially established to help prevent wealthier parents from “stashing” cash and assets in the names of their kids so that they could avoid higher tax brackets. However Congress, hoping to raise an estimated $1.4 billion in the next decade, has boosted the age of […]

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Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid

Posted on 13. Jul, 2006 by .

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Parents are natural worriers. There is some sort of chemical change that happens as soon as your first child is born that transforms your brain so that it is constantly worrying about something. And for me I’m usually worrying about money. Even though my girls are only two I’ve already begun to worry about funding […]

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Teach Your Kids About Money… Using Comic Books

Posted on 21. Jun, 2006 by .

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As you may know I’m a big supporter of teaching children about money and how to manage it as early as possible. And in my quest to find new and innovative ways of teaching financial concepts to kids I came across a link to the Federal Reserve System via Lifehacker.com. Within the Federal Reserve System’s […]

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