When it comes to college, you’re more than what you pay
Are you sacrificing your financial security for your child’s higher education?
Here in California, we joking refer to Harvard as “the Stanford of the east.” That gentle jab reflects the rivalry between two schools renowned for their stunning campuses, prominent faculty, prestige and sky-high costs. Four years of tuition at either school will set a family back more than $200,000. (more…)
Maybe it’s time to learn a new language
Just 130 years ago, one in five white American adults was considered illiterate. And only 20 percent of adult African Americans could read and write. Today, nearly everyone in America is literate. What if our financial literacy could make a similar leap? (more…)
If you’re saving for a child or grandchild’s college education, brace yourself. The annual cost at the typical private university now exceeds $38,000, and the annual cost at the typical public college is greater than $17,000.1 Multiply those figures by four, and you might wonder if it’s worth it to send Junior to college. In most cases, the answer is yes. Fortunately, there are ways to make your college savings work harder for you. (more…)
It’s that time of year again. No, we’re not talking about the holiday season, we’re talking about the prediction season. And, just as Christmas decorations seem to appear earlier and earlier in stores, predictions for 2020 are already appearing in newsstands. (more…)
Although a number of studies have focused on the effect of income on happiness, Elizabeth Dunn, a social psychologist at the University of British Columbia, also wanted to understand the effect of spending choices on happiness. (more…)