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Most students overlook these critical factors when picking the best college

Author Jacques Berlinerblau says students sometimes put too much emphasis on a school’s reputation.

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Make life easier by putting these 5 things on autopilot

Five tasks you can automate to help you save money and time.

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The share of student loan borrowers owing more than $20,000 has doubled

Today’s student loan borrowers have struggled more to pay off debt over the past decade.

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Still can’t pay for college? Here’s some last-minute strategies to fund an education

Rustle up some funds now so you can hit the books this fall.

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How to make your teen into a millionaire

Set your child up for a sound financial future with the income they make from actual work

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Start protecting yourself from mobile banking hackers

As millions more consumers move to mobile banking, more hackers will target financial apps.

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What you can do now if you regret your college major

More than half of adults would change one education decision — whether it’s their degree, institution, or college major.

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Powerball and other lotteries don’t replace taxes — they add to them

Lottery sales remind this ex-SEC enforcement lawyer of penny stock brokers hard-selling from a boiler room.

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Raising the minimum wage leads workers in these industries to be replaced by robots

Some workers are more likely to be replaced by robots than others.

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Dark side of highly personal grooming: A quarter of people suffer waxing, trimming, ‘manscaping’ injuries

In a small percentage of cases, some injuries require medical attention.

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