Alpha Consumer

May 2011


How Teens Feel the Recession’s Impact

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It might be graduation season, but teens have much weightier matters on their minds than prom and parties. A new survey from Charles Schwab found that the recession has left an indelible mark on today’s high schoolers, making them more grateful for what they have and less likely to make material ...

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personal finance

Money Advice for My Sister, the Graduate

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As my sister gets ready to graduate from medical school next week, she keeps sending me her money questions. Should she try to pay off her massive student loans or save for retirement? Would it be better to save money in a bank account or a Roth IRA? Should she get her credit report, and what’s the ...

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personal finance