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Why You Should Never Pay Sticker Price for College

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by Marian Wang ProPublica, Jan. 2, 2014, 9:27 a.m. You know all those seemingly great sales during the holidays? It turns out, they are often a “carefully engineered illusion.”  A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal defines what it calls “retail theater,” noting that often the discounts being offered to bargain-conscious consumers are carefully planned out by retailers from ... Read More »

    Student Loans Today are Akin to Debt Slavery. It’s Real and a Life Killer.

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    I grew up in an era where we were taught to go to college and get a degree. You would better your life I was told. That was the 1970s. At that time the majority of my peers were headed off to college and the majority would graduate without student loan debt. They had a degree and new hope for ... Read More »

      Tax Payer Anatomy. Look At the Average Income.

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      H&R Block just released the following info graphic which gives us some interesting facts about tax payers and their obligations. 48% of the U.S. population are taxpayers. 70% of taxpayers e-file. The majority of taxpayers file as single. The average taxpayer claims 1.4 dependents. 3,330,871 people claimed their parents as an exemption. Kind of a scary statistic to think that ... Read More »

        We Need to Eliminate Our Credit Card Debt to Afford College Loans. – Michael

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        “Dear Steve, My wife and I have approximately $56,000 in credit card debt. We have implemented a austerity plan, and am paying that down at the rate of approximately $800 a month. The problem is that in Dec. 2013, we will have to start paying $1600 a month in college loans for our daughters education. In order to afford that, ... Read More »

          Bogus ‘Obama Mom’ Grants Lure Students

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          by Sharona Coutts ProPublica, July 23, 10:34 a.m. July 26: This story has been corrected. Listen to Marketplace’s version of this story. After being laid off from her job as a high school teacher in Dayton, Ohio, Nicole Massey decided to go back to college. For months, she scoured the Web for ways to fund her tuition, while supporting her ... Read More »

            Should I Wait For Grandma to Die So I Can Pay My Debt? – Jack

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            “Dear Steve, I have credit card debt of $95000, 2nd mortgage of $40000, 1st mortgage of $140000. My house is worth perhaps $300000. I make $115000 annually plus bonus in good years of 15%. This wasn’t a good year, so there was none. My stock options are now under water (worth zero). I’m using my IRA to fund my daughter’s ... Read More »

              Husband Cutoff Access to His GI Bill for Daughter and Now I’m Left Paying for College. – Janice

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              Janice “Dear Steve, Please help me I am drowning!!!!! I have five credit cards totaling a balance of around $14,000 and a house payment of $894. I also have a truck pmt of $535 but only five payments remaining. Having to pay college tution and fees at the last minute because my daughters dad had planned for her to use ... Read More »

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