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College & University

5 Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Nurses, Teachers, Military, and Others

Lately I have been talking to a lot of folks who are heavily burdened by their student loan debts – some of whom have over $100,000 in student loan …

College & University

Personal Finance Q&A: 529 plans vs. education tax breaks

<b>Dear Liz:</b> You recently mentioned in your column that you can't use any of the three education tax breaks — the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit or the tuition and fees deduction — for expenses paid with 529 college savings plan money. This has me wondering if those 529 …

Retirement
Personal Finance

Families Are Saving Less For College, Investing Poorly

A majority of Americans believe college is an investment in their child's future, but it's one they're not adequately preparing for.<p>Only 48 percent of parents are saving for their child's education, down from 51 percent last year, according to Sallie Mae's new "How America Saves for College 2015" …

Retirement

How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree

Recently, the online education firm Coursera announced a new arrangement with Google, Instagram and other tech firms to launch what some are calling …

Higher Education

Don't Pay Your Credit Card Debt!

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, "He didn't give it to you!"<p>My dad had lent $2000 to S. and S. couldn't pay him back "yet". This call happened at least once a week.<p>S. was his best friend for 20 years. My mom would scream at my dad, "I told you not to give him …

Personal Finance

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'How do I decide between paying debt and saving for the future?'

<i>I have $2,500 in credit card debt and about $35,000 in student loan debt. How should I prioritize paying these off while also saving for the future?</i><p>Great question! It's hard when you're juggling multiple financial priorities but the truth is that we are often focused on multiple goals throughout …

Personal Finance

Dating, Finding Love & Entrepreneurship

On this special edition of The Curb podcast, hosts Lahgic and Bluu sit down with Nicole Nurse, CEO and founder of Black Leopard Public Relations on …

'Health tech is the next frontier for innovation’ - 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

<i>From fitness to funding, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why investors love spin-off startups

The difficulty in identifying the next hot startup has lead many venture firms to employ a wasteful “spray and pray” strategy, sometimes making more than 1,000 investments in the hope of getting lucky with a wildly successful startup that more than pays off their other sunk costs. Spin-offs from …

Stack Overflow

The Smartest Financial Decision I Ever Made

Warren Buffett once said that his financial success came as a result of his ability to "stand on the shoulders of giants," referring to his desire to learn from the decisions of others, good or bad.<p>Although our Foolish contributors might not be giants -- we don't hire by height -- their combined …

Retirement