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  • 6 ways to avoid the college debt trap. In his recent New York Times article: “The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined”, author and senior director for post secondary education at the Center for American Progress, Ben Miller stated
  • The economic future isn't what it used to be. Lehman failed ten years and two weeks ago; this coming Wednesday will be the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, aka the bailout. While many tout its successes, the reaility
  • The old rules of the workplace aren't working for women. The number of female chief executives in Fortune 500 companies is 5 percent and has actually declined—by 25 percent—over the past year. The New York Times gathered 250 of the boldest, most powerful, most successful


  • Thousands sign Venmo privacy petition. People want their Venmo transactions to be private. More than 25,000 Americans signed a petition asking the digital transaction app to change its default privacy setting from public to private, according to a Thursday
  • SEC alleges Tesla’s Elon Musk lied to investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday and is seeking to ban him from leading any public company, saying he lied to investors when he claimed on Twitter that he
  • Debunking the myths about college financial aid. Starting Oct. 1, the 2019/20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) becomes available. Many parents and students fail to file a FAFSA, believing it doesn't matter. So, let's debunk five myths that keep
  • Telemarketer made 21 million robocalls in 3 months. The Federal Communications Commission imposed an $82 million fine against a telemarketer who made more than 21 million unsolicited calls to consumers to try to sell health insurance and generate leads. “By spoofing caller ID information,

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