Student loans

 

Attending college in the United States is awfully expensive, which is one reason that we have $1.2 trillion in student loan debt outstanding in America.

 

The average four-year public school in the U.S. is about $20,000 and the average four-year private college or university carries a price tag north of $40,000, according to the College Board.

 

As if those prices aren’t high enough, some families are struggling to pay even bigger college bills. That’s because dozens of the country’s top schools are now well above $60,000 per year.

 

What exactly is going on here?

 

There are at least 3 reasons for the growing cost of college in the U.S., as well as the ever-rising student loan debt problem in America: [continue reading…]

7 Things That Can Derail the Timing of Your Retirement

Are you sure that you are adequately prepared for retirement?

 

Whether you’re thinking of retiring three years from now or 30 years into the future, it’s important to plan for a variety of “what if” scenarios that can greatly impact the timing of your retirement. [continue reading…]