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401(k) Tips for Recent College Grads

Whether grads start contributing towards an employer 401(k) plan or an individual plan, it can be confusing for inexperienced investors to choose the right plan for their needs.

Masters Degrees: Are They Worth It?

A new report shows that master’s degree graduates in many fields realize significantly higher starting salaries than their counterparts who hold bachelor’s degrees. Here’s what higher degree hopefuls should consider when weighing out the pros and cons of going back to school.

Taking a Gap Year: What Students Should Consider

College isn’t always the next step for every graduating high school senior—here’s what experts say students should consider when thinking about taking a gap year, how to boost their resumes and gain valuable experience outside of the classroom. 

4 Questions to Ask on a College Campus Tour

Many students and parents will be touring college campuses this fall to learn more about the school’s academic programs and get a sense for what campus life is like--here are four questions experts say students and their parents should ask on a tour to get the most out of their on-campus exposure.

What to Do When College Isn’t the Right Fit

Not every student picks the right school and some students may realize that college isn’t the right fit for them altogether—here are factors the experts say students should consider if they feel they made a mistake with their college decision and how it could affect their financial and career goals.

Student Loan Tips for the Class of 2013

As the six-month grace period for student loan payments for the Class of 2013 is winding down, here are three steps recent grads should take to get a better handle on student loan debt and get it paid off quickly and easily.

Tips for Finding Part-Time Work in College

Many students need to work at least part-time during college to cover tuition and the costs of college life—here’s what experts say to look for in employment opportunities that are student-friendly and will boost their resumes at the same time.