Education

The new grad’s guide to getting out of debt

The new grad’s guide to getting out of debt

Congratulations! You’ve just graduated from college. As you embark on your exciting journey into adulthood, you are likely weighed down by a mountain of debt. Student debt is the most obvious burden graduates face, but credit card debt and auto loans can also add to...
Tax planning for parents of college students

Tax planning for parents of college students

College costs have been outstripping inflation for years, a trend that does not seem to be stopping, although there are signs that it might finally be slowing down. According to the College Board, the average cost of a four-year education ranges from $20,000 a year...
Go to college without majoring in stress

Go to college without majoring in stress

Young adults going off to college are particularly vulnerable to stress and anxiety. College students must handle a big life change, more homework and tests than ever before, brand-new social situations, living away from home for perhaps the first time, and—on top of...
Refinancing vs. consolidating student loans

Refinancing vs. consolidating student loans

If you’re wondering whether refinancing and consolidation are the same thing, the answer is no—but they are both good ways to efficiently manage student loan debt. Refinancing is taking all your student loan debt, private and federal, and replacing that existing debt...