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Aug 4, 2010 9:35AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Textbook rentals have taken off. Here's how to decide when it's a good deal.

Jul 22, 2010 8:11PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

The textbook business, which ought to be an altruistic endeavor, has turned into industrial exploitation of a captive audience.

Jul 22, 2010 9:36AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

What surprised me was that students could easily take out a much larger stipend than they could ever possibly need.

Jun 28, 2010 7:03PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

A lot of people are going to college unnecessarily -- or for the wrong reasons. For many, there are strong arguments against college.

Jun 15, 2010 3:02PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

One study finds college students less empathetic, but other studies disagree. Maybe their elders are just curmudgeons.

Jun 8, 2010 12:45PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

You can't price colleges like cars. Few pay the 'sticker' price and there are lots of ways to get discounts.

Jun 1, 2010 11:46AM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

These jobs promise a bigger paycheck than some jobs that require a college education.

May 24, 2010 4:11PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

When asked, readers listed going to college, buying gold, and cooking at home, among other things. Not everyone agreed.

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