While most of my investment portfolio is in index funds that track the broad market performance, I’m also a huge fan of buying individual stocks and ETFs. But, I don’t buy blindly. This habit (and…
As an MBA holder from UC Berkeley, I should be very pro-business school. But after seeing the latest tuition figures compiled by US News & World Report, I cannot in good conscience recommend getting an MBA full-time today if you are paying full price. Take a look at the details yourself. US News & World … Read moreThe Cost Of A Top MBA Program Is Now Absurdly High
The U.S. Department of Education recently released some startling and sobering statistics regarding its Public Service Loan Forgiveness program: Of the 29,000 applications for student loan forgiveness that have been filed thus far, an astounding 99% of them were denied. As one news organization pointed out, you have better odds of getting accepted into an Ivy … Read morePublic Service Loan Forgiveness: How to Qualify (and Why So Few People Do)
When I was applying to colleges in 1994, I thought only extremely smart or talented people attended Harvard. I had heard stories about the rich buying their kids’ ways into Harvard, but I was unaware of the details. As a public school kid with an OK SAT score, a 3.6 GPA, and unspectacular extracurricular activities … Read moreThe Rapid Depreciation Of A Harvard Education: How Private School Grads Can Still Save Themselves
It’s common sense if you know much at all about investing and personal finance. If you intend to save for your children’s college education, the best thing you can do is start early – as early as possible. The reason is simple – it’s all about the power of compound interest. When you save money … Read moreStarting College Savings When Your Children Are Older
New York University recently made headlines with its bold announcement that it will offer free tuition for all medical students. The school intends to begin covering the tuition of such students regardless of merit or need, because it’s concerned about the “overwhelming financial debt” graduates are saddled with. The move was lauded as a step … Read moreIncome Share Agreements: A Fairer Way to Pay for College, or a New Debt Trap?