Articles on Education & Training

9 College Expenses You Aren't Saving For

Tuition? Check. Books? Check. These other hidden costs of your child's college education and experience? ...Uh oh.

Why Saving Too Much Money for a College Fund Is a Bad Idea

It's no secret that college is costly, but stashing too much cash for your kid's education can be a not-so-great move for your financial security.

What Does "Free" College Tuition Really Pay For?

Free tuition sounds like every student's dream come true. But would it actually be "free?"

5 Smart Places to Stash Your Kid's College Savings

Sending your kids to college is expensive. These investment vehicles are the smartest ways to start saving up.

6 Things Financial Aid Might Not Cover

It's that time of year when students and parents are figuring out how to pay for college. Find out what financial aid covers — and what it doesn't.

7 Ways to Make Money During a Semester Abroad

Studying abroad can enrich your life, but deplete your wallet. Offset the costs by earning your keep while you're overseas.

7 Unique Ways Millennials Are Dealing With Student Loan Debt

Millennials are a famously innovative group. And when it comes to paying back student loans, they're just as on the ball.

How Trump's Presidency Might Change Student Loans

Whether you wanted Trump to win or not, you still need to know how his presidency might affect your student loans.

15 Unique Holiday Gifts for Teachers That They'll Actually Like

Teachers deserve all the gifts, really. But here are some excellent, nonfood options that teachers will actually use — and enjoy!

How Your Child Can Earn College Credits in High School (For Cheap)

Help your high schooler get a head start on college, while you get a head start on saving money.

6 Ways to Get College Kids Home for the Holidays for Cheap

Your college kid likely wants to hang at home on their much-earned holiday break. Get them back to the nest without going broke.

Does Divorce Affect Your Student Loans?

Divorce can be a difficult financial situation — and even more so, unfortunately, if student loans are involved.

7 Skills Today's Employers Value Most

In today's world, a college degree will only get you so far. Here's what employers are really looking for.

10 Great Careers You Can Have With a Liberal Arts Degree

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math — everybody says STEM is where it's at, career-wise. Are bookworms doomed to slinging lattes?

How to Stop Student Loans From Ruining Your Life

You got a higher education to improve your life — not to burden it. Don't let a student loan ruin everything.

6 Signs Your College Is a Scam

Higher education is always a good idea, right? Wrong. Some colleges are a total scam.

4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Student Loan Grace Period

A student loan grace period isn't a pass to spend your first big paychecks willy-nilly. Be smart, save up, and prepare to tackle your loan.

CSS Is One Source of College Financial Aid You Can't Afford to Overlook

You've probably heard of FAFSA, but how about CSS PROFILE? It can help you afford the top schools in America.

11 Smart, Frugal Things Every College Care Package Should Include

Skip the candy, ramen, and energy drinks. This is what every college student needs in their care package.

What Every Parent Should Know About the New College Financial Aid Rules

If you have college-aged kids, then you need to know these major FAFSA changes for the 2017–2018 school year.