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My aunt is in a nursing home. They tell us she isn't allowed to leave unless she gets the doctor's permission. If she does, she has to sign a statement saying she doesn't hold them liable and will lose all her healthcare coverage. She is on Medicare....
Money & CompanyWith college costs soaring and new graduates struggling to land jobs, is higher education still worth the money? Yes, according to an analysis by one recent college graduate who has studied the issue carefully. Sarah Millar, who is now gainfully......
Money & CompanyCalifornia is dropping a portion of its 529 college-savings plan. Early next year, the state will close its “advisor-sold” unit, a small portion of the 529 in which residents invest in the plan through brokers and financial planners. The...
Money & CompanyYou don't have to be a math major to understand this statistic: The average student-loan debt of last year's college graduates tops $25,000 -- the first time it's ever exceeded that ignominious mark. Seniors who graduated in 2010 had an......
There’s no denying it — higher education doesn’t come cheap. So, how do you pay for big-ticket schooling? Designated college savings plans, some with tax advantages, help immensely if you start saving early and keep contributing until...
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The Power of Half One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back Kevin and Hannah Salwen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 242 pp., $24 Give it up for the Salwen family. Inspired by 14-year-old Hannah, who had "become increasingly upset about...
Money & CompanyProgram-management fees for Californiaâs 529 college savings plan, ScholarShare, have been reduced by up to 50%, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced today. The national program differs from state to state. In California, participants can set aside...
Mark and Jessica Stone Then: Renters in February 2008, the Stones wanted to buy their first home and save for their retirement. That was a stretch on Mark's $68,000 public teacher's salary (now $69,000) with two children at home and another child on...
Times Staff WriterInheritances Q: My husband and his siblings are already fighting about their inheritance, and their mother isn't even dead yet--far from it. But she's promised various heirlooms to more than one person and let it slip that she plans to divide her money...
HartfordIn an age when online financial transactions have become the norm, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), the state's direct-sold 529 college savings plan, has made it easier to contribute to college savings accounts. CHET is among the first 529...
May 29 has been dubbed 529 College Savings Day -- get it 5/29 and 529, as in the part of the tax code that allows the savings plan? -- and the College Savings Plans of Maryland (CSPM) is teaming up with the Maryland Zoo to promote awareness of the plans. ...
The Times LeaderAs the number of students attending college has grown and the way those students attain financial aid has changed, student loan provider Sallie Mae has been able to adapt and evolve over its four decades in business. On Monday, company officials and...
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