Life Happens

Saving on College, Divorce, Hospital, and Funeral Expenses

Gregory Karp

You can take a number of easy steps to get some aspects of your financial life in order. But for others all you can do is be well prepared for these eventualities if and when they occur. Spending smart means at least being aware and exploring your choices in advance.

College Tuition: The Two-Year, Two-Year Plan

College costs continue to rise far ahead of inflation, often saddling parents with huge tuition bills or the student with suffocating student loans.

But high school students and their parents should consider one particularly good alternative: a community college as an economical starting point for a four-year degree.

The idea is that students who intend ...

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