My Money

June 2012


5 College Degrees that Aren’t Worth the Cost

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No degree guarantees that a college graduate will earn more over a lifetime than a high school student. Worse still, there are many degrees where the average high school graduate will likely out-earn a college graduate.

If you’ve ever wanted to know the two main reasons why Americans decide not to ...

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colleges

7 Tips for Boomerang Kids

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It’s becoming more common for young adults to take on the label of “boomerang kids”—adult children who move back home with their parents due to career or financial difficulties. It can be a bumpy transition to return home to mom and dad, but here are seven ways to make the transition easier.

1. Set ...

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Is Your 401(k) Robbing You Blind?

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Recently there’s been a brouhaha stirring over 401(k) retirement accounts. In a report entitled, The Retirement Savings Drain—The Hidden and Excessive Costs of 401(k)s—research firm Demos makes some startling claims about our beloved retirement accounts.

For example, the Demos report includes the ...

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personal finance

When Overspending Is Smart

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Believe it or not, there are some situations when spending more than you earn is clever. Granted, there aren’t many cases when this makes sense. It is far better for most of us to focus on getting out of debt as quickly as possible. But in the following three cases, running a personal deficit could ...

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