OPINION: Is college worth it? Students can learn to calculate the payoff

OPINION: Is college worth it? Students can learn to calculate the payoff

Some ways to think like an investor Going to college pays off, on average. But to maximize the chance that a college education offers a satisfactory return, students need to think like investors. They need to carefully consider which degrees pay off and why, and they need to make informed decisions about the type of degree and major they select. Investors in financial markets consider many complex variables to mitigate risks and maximize returns. Investing in college is no different. In a re....

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Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education

Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education

At more than 200 campuses, more than half of incoming students must take remedial courses   BALTIMORE — The vast majority of public two- and four-year colleges report enrolling students – more than half a million of them–who are not ready for college-level work, a Hechinger Report investigation of 44 states has found. The numbers reveal a glaring gap in the nation’s education system: A high school diploma, no matter how recently earned, doesn’t g....

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Show Your Business Owner Clients How to Get More Cash for College By Hiring Their Kid

Show Your Business Owner Clients How to Get More Cash for College By Hiring Their Kid

Hiring your kids in your business is an incredible tax planning strategy, but it's also a great way to teach them about business as well. It’s also a way to save for your children’s college education. Since hiring your children is a tax planning strategy, there are some specific rules you need to follow to avoid running afoul of the IRS. Wages paid to your children are a valid business deduction, as long as they do bona fide work and they are compensated fairly. The age range for hiring you....

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These Colleges Pay For Students Using Merit Aid

These Colleges Pay For Students Using Merit Aid

When it comes to money for college, getting "merit aid" tops the list for many, especially for your high income/high net worth clients. But what exactly is merit aid and how do you get it? Merit aid can significantly reduce college costs, especially at private colleges. Learn how to be at the front of the line when colleges hand out their merit aid. What Is Merit Aid? "Merit aid" is a general term for grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts that a college offers to certain student appli....

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