Life seems full of ever-increasing piles of paperwork – bills to pay, appointments to make, forms to sign, carpools to organize – so much tedious, time-consuming, unpaid labor. Call it the homework of adulthood, and many of us are earning a failing grade. Columbia Law School professor Elizabeth Emens calls this work “life admin,” and … Continue reading Paperwork, Appointments And Repairs: Managing Adult Responsibilities
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America’s top public universities, known as flagships, are generally the most well-resourced public universities in their respective states — think the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor or the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. They’re rigorous schools, and many were built on federal land grants meant to serve the “industrial classes.” Today, only four public … Continue reading Most Of Nation’s Top Public Universities Aren’t Affordable For Low-Income Students
Budgeting gets a bad reputation. “The first image that comes to most people’s mind is dieting or imprisonment,” says Jesse Mecham, founder of the budgeting software You Need A Budget. But that, Mecham says, is an inaccurate picture. “Budgeting is not about being handcuffed. It’s really about being liberated.” CLICK HERE to read the entire NPR … Continue reading Be The Master Of Your Budget
New cars these days have better safety features and more tech gizmos than models from a decade ago. And let’s face it: Trading in a beat-up clunker with grimy seats is an enticing idea. But many Americans make big mistakes buying cars. Take new car purchases with a trade-in. A third of buyers roll over … Continue reading 5 Tips For Buying A Car The Smart Way
Saving for your kid’s college education isn’t easy, but you can probably save a lot more than you think. Here are six important things to know to start squirreling away and investing money in a smart way, including how to save in a 529 investment plan. Click here to read the entire NPR article.