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A Debt-Free College Degree? Yes, It’s Still Possible

Chances are your Facebook feed is lined with cute pictures of the first day of school. And everywhere you turn, there’s a back-to-school promotion. Too bad there aren’t any sales on college education. Quite the opposite, in fact. The average cost of tuition, room and board at American four-year colleges has more than doubled in the past 20 years, while the Consumer Price Index rose only 35 percent. With average costs at $11,970 (public 2-year), $20,770 (in-state public 4-year), $36,420 (out-of-state public 4-year) and $46,950 (private 4-year) per year, it’s no wonder Americans carry a larger student loan debt burden…

Public, Private or Charter Schools: How to Decide What’s Best for Your Child

Deciding on a school for your child can be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make as a parent. For most families, the great debate centers around public versus private – although the introduction of charter schools in the 1990s means you have yet another option to consider. Here’s a breakdown of the fundamental differences between public vs. private vs. charter schools, along with a few distinctions that may help you decide which one is right for you and your child. To Pay or Not to Pay? As any parent knows, one of the main points of difference between…