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Aug 09, 2013 High school graduation is a rite of passage and time for celebration. But unless you’re willing to witness a real life scene from 16 Candles,  Weird Science or even worse,  Project X, you’d do best hosting a project graduation party. Nowadays, schools across the country participate in some type of chaperoned, drug- and alcohol-free event, which typically on throughout the night. The scope of these events varies, depending on the school’s budget allocation and cost-per-ticket. But that doesn’t mean party planners need to skimp on the frills. The pleasure seekers at SmartAsset have compiled some ideas to help you load up on the fun on a budget. Read More...

Jan 13, 2016 Studies continue to show that getting a college degree has positive effects on job opportunities and future earnings. That said, higher education is proving to become a luxury. With the cost of college continuing to rise, many may feel the only option is to turn to student loan debt to finance education. But if you are looking to save as much as possible to put yourself or your kids through college, there are some savings strategies that are better than others. What is the best way to save for college? There are several options out there that can be helpful. Read on to learn some tips. Read More...

Dec 18, 2014 Not all insurance policies are created equally, and not all things need to be insured in this day and age, yet you can get a policy for just about anything. One type of policy that has been around for some time, but with very little fanfare is Tuition Refund Insurance (also known as Tuition Insurance). Read More...

Dec 30, 2014 The decision to go to graduate school is not an easy one, especially if you have been out of school for some time. While there are numerous decisions to make, such as what to study and what schools best fit your needs, the financial burden of a graduate degree such as an MBA, has been estimated to add up to $200,000 according to Forbes. Given the fact that graduate school is a big financial commitment, once you have made the decision to attend, it is important to set yourself up financially for success. Otherwise your financial failures could spill over to your academics. Read More...

Jul 31, 2019 Here are two words that strike terror in the hearts of any parents struggling to pay college tuition bills: Drama major! With student debt loads exceeding $1 trillion and youth unemployment levels off the charts, parents and students are asking themselves whether the return from a college degree is really worth the investment? Read More...

Jul 09, 2018 There’s an ongoing debating about the actual value of higher education. Countless articles and studies depict the declining return on investment for students and families. Simply put college graduates are not generating enough income to justify their expensive degrees. In the same way, some universities are also struggling to manage their finances. To highlight the universities having some of the biggest issues, we took a look at those with the lowest credit ratings... and we were pretty surprised by who we found. Read More...

Jul 17, 2019 Student loans. No two words can cause so much dread and anger. However, for many students, it is one of the only viable options to fund a higher education. If there is one thing students really don't need hanging over their heads, it's the thought of how they are going to pay off their loans. Thankfully, there are steps to help make facing these loans easier. Read More...

Aug 26, 2021 Across the U.S., unemployment is high and salaries are low. Job placement depends on several factors, not in the least being education level. Attaining an undergraduate- or graduate-level degree costs a lot of money, yet not everybody can afford the costs. For those who have some sort of wealth stowed in retirement fund(s), SmartAsset addresses the important question: Should you tap into your retirement fund to finance education? Read More...

Mar 14, 2018 Is your student loan an overwhelming burden? You’re not alone. 75% of people in a Cambridge Consumer Credit survey said their student loans were keeping them from big goals, like buying a house or a car. Just because you took out money to pay for your education, though, doesn’t mean you have to postpone your future.  Read More...

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