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Proceed With Caution When Calculating U.S. College Costs

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U.S. colleges have started, however reluctantly, to share more information about what students might actually pay to attend ––the so-called net price.

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Bankers Provide One-Stop Shop For Wealth Management Training

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The American Bankers Association has created a one-stop shop for wealth management training for bankers and others.

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10 Things To Ask Clients If They Can Live Without

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An advisor offers this list that can be used to review expenditures with clients and help them find ways to cut back and still be very happy.

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U.S. Consumer Watchdog Finds 'Illegal' Acts In Mortgage, Student Loans

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Companies that service U.S. student loans and mortgages tricked customers into paying higher fees or engaged in other acts that violate U.S. consumer laws, the U.S...

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Four 529 Plans Rated Gold By Morningstar

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In its annual review of college-savings plans, Morningstar awarded 29 plans a gold, silver or bronze rating for 2014. Three plans received a negative rating.

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Alabama’s State Treasury Drops Pimco From College Funding Plan

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Alabama’s Treasury liquidated its Pimco Total Return Fund holdings in the state’s 529 plan, citing departures of senior investment personnel at the firm.

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Prepaying Student Loans May Mean Less Money In Retirement

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Rising student loan debt may be hampering young people's ability to buy homes or even move out of their parents' basements...

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Slow Recovery Among Young Bringing Urgency To Financial Literacy

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The slow recovery by young adults from the recession is bringing urgency to financial literacy efforts, Treasury Department Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin said Thursday.

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It Happens: Seniors With Student Debt—And Smaller Social Security Checks

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A growing number of seniors are discovering the federal government plans to take part of their Social Security benefit to pay off delinquent student loans, tax bills, child support or alimony.

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College Enrollment Declines For Second Consecutive Year

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The U.S. Census Bureau reports a two-year cumulative enrollment drop of 930,000 students, with community colleges experiencing the largest decline.

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