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We all know it: College is expensive, and the cost of tuition keeps going up. According to the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2019 report, between the 2009 – 2010 school year and the 2019 – 2020 school year, tuition and fees for in-state students at public four-year schools went up by 2.2% per year (adjusted for inflation). It’s ...

In the beginning, American schoolchildren didn’t typically wear uniforms except in private schools. Today, that trend appears to be shifting. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of public schools that require uniforms rose to 21% in 2015 – 2016 from just 12% in 1999 – 2000. The definition of a uniform varies considerably from school to ...

The month of October is a scary month in the United States. It’s the month in which Halloween is celebrated — a holiday that glorifies horror movies and frightening creatures, and one in which we reward children with candy for doing nothing more than walking up to strangers in masks and asking for it. Many investors believe there is another ...

The world has changed dramatically from 2000 to 2020. With the onset of the digital age, innovations in technology and society have propelled us forward so rapidly that many of the “advancements” we considered cutting-edge just a few years ago already seem passé. These changes impact more than just those who work directly in the technology industry. Investors who become ...

If you’re among the estimated 31% of employees who switched to remote work due to COVID-19, your company leadership may now be discussing whether or not to transition to a fully distributed employee model. If your company does go remote, you may find yourself considering whether it makes sense to relocate now that you no longer need to live near an office. ...

You’ve seen the headlines: Stop paying your student loans! But can you really? And should you? If you have federally held student loans, the U.S. government’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package covered a forbearance period that has been extended through Dec. 31, 2020. Benefits include a suspension of payments and 0% interest, which were further clarified in a Sept. 14 ...

On November 3, American voters will decide who sits in the oval office for the next four years. While things will certainly change between now and then, a recent poll from Reuters has former VP Joe Biden at 47% and President Donald Trump at 40% among registered voters. It also showed that voters rank the economy and healthcare as two ...

So you’re thinking of home remodeling because you want to make your home nicer during a pandemic. Or you are currently stuck in home remodeling hell and wondering why it’s taking so long. I’m so sorry! Let me explain to you why home remodeling always takes longer and costs more than expected. I’ve done four major home remodels before. None ...

A quick disclaimer, before we begin: I spent more than eight years in the financial services industry as both a licensed financial advisor (FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, and 66) as well as a licensed investment advisor representative. I also sat on the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board. I left the industry in part because I do not believe that ...

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