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  • Problems Mount for the ‘Other’ College Debt

    As education providers look to tap bond markets amid low rates, some investors grow wary

    The Wall Street Journal
  • College Students Are Graduating Into an Incredible Job Market

    Small businesses are especially hungry for talent

  • It's about to get much easier for consumers to sue big banks

    In a statement Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules that would prohibit some financial services companies from including a clause in customer agreements that forces class action legal claims to be handled in arbitration.

    Yahoo Finance
  • New startup makes stocks as easy to buy as gift cards

    SparkGift allows you to purchase fractional shares of publicly traded companies, as well as index funds, for other people. Is it a smart way to teach kids about investing?

    Yahoo Finance
  • 5 big money mistakes to avoid in your 20s

    For many people, their 20s is a decade spent learning the ropes of adult life during the final years of college and the first years of a career. Looking back, it's a time of growth and wonderful opportunity, ...

    U.S.News & World Report
  • A money midterm for college students

    Attention college students: It's time for a quick checkup on the money management part of being a young adult.
  • 3 smart ways to save for your child

    Opening a savings account in a child's name may seem like a great way to give Junior a head start on a lifetime of thrift. In fact, choosing the wrong savings vehicle for your children's future college cash needs could cost them thousands in avoidable taxes and missed financial aid. Meanwhile,…
  • Earnings Preview: Bank of America Q3 2015 (BAC)

    By: Craig Bowles Overview: Bank of America (BAC) is scheduled to report 3Q 2015 earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday, October 14th. The results are expected to be released at 7:00 a.m. EST with a conference call webcast at Bank of America Investor Relations to follow at 8:30 a.m. Bank of…

    Selerity Global Insight17 mins ago
  • Video: Strong brands pay less, says LBS professor

    Marketing professor Nader Tavassoli, from London Business School, explains to FT Business Education Correspondent Jonathan Moules how brand identity can influence senior executive compensation packages. ...

    Financial Times26 mins ago
  • 10 Reasons Millennials Need to Own Stocks

    Despite a spectacular advance that has seen the U.S. stock market more than triple since March of 2009, surveys show that many younger people are reluctant to own stocks, including in their 401(k) retirement plans. A survey done by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies early this year…

  • Redeem Travel Rewards for Cash Back? Think Twice

    Many travel credit cards come with a great sign-up bonus and high travel rewards rates. But if you’re hoping those lucrative rewards will translate well into cash back, you’ll probably be disappointed. Here’s why,…

  • Love a good party but hate marriage? Try a fake wedding

    Do you want all the fun of a wedding without the hassle of marriage? Meet Falsa Boda (link in Spanish), an Argentine company leading the latest craze in the country—fake weddings. There’s a bride, groom, wedding cake, and the cheesy band. The only thing missing is true love. Five Argentine friends…

  • 16 Worst Things to Buy at Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's

    Shopping at a warehouse club, such as Costco, Sam's Club or BJ's Wholesale, is a great way to save money. Don't be afraid to stock up on the best bargains at warehouse clubs including batteries, meats and wines. It's best to avoid bulk purchases of perishable items at warehouse clubs, no matter…

  • 10 Dying Professions Job Seekers Should Avoid

    The U.S. job market is steadily improving, yet many Americans are still struggling to get hired. And if they work in dying professions, that may be the case not only today but also in the years ahead. ...

  • 10 Best States to Live In for Low Taxes

    Some states with low income taxes make up the difference with above-average property taxes (we're looking at you, Texas), which is an important consideration if you're a homeowner. You may be willing to pay above-average property taxes in exchange for excellent schools. It has no sales tax (one…

  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s guide to overcoming fear and putting shoes on in space

    Chris Hadfield’s days of space travel are behind him, but he’s still whizzing by at the speed of light. “I think it’s the fifth time I’ve ever retired actually,” he tells Quartz. “I used to be a downhill ski racer, then I was a farmer, then I was a fighter pilot, then I was a…