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Sep 9, 2010 12:58PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

The federal government is proposing stricter rules for financial aid at for-profit colleges.

Aug 13, 2010 1:31PM on Smart SpendingBy Donna_Freedman

Online deal sites are sweetening deals on everything from gym socks to dorm fridges.

Aug 12, 2010 5:23PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Back-to-school budgeting is a good place to start the lessons. You're prepared to buy notebooks and your kid expects an e-reader.

Aug 10, 2010 3:17PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Rising cost of education has students and parents rethinking how much it makes sense to borrow.

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.

Aug 3, 2010 1:54PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Some states will exempt school supplies, clothes and other items from tax. Make sure you're getting the best deal.

Jul 26, 2010 12:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Bloggers detail the deals at national chains. One suggestion: Give your kids a budget and let them decide what to buy.

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.

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