For the second time in 3 years, the markets are taking their toll on 529 plans -- even for soon-to-be freshmen.
Many affluent parents have no intention of paying the full freight for their children's college education, a survey says.
The old standby gift from grandmothers everywhere is no longer available in paper form, but here are some alternatives.
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American teenagers now have a greater appreciation for the sacrifices their parents make on their behalf, a new survey says.
Look at the statistics; its harder than ever for grads to get into the working world.
Parents are still saving, but some are struggling and some are using retirement accounts, not the best choice.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.