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How to Calculate the Economic Value of College Degrees

Put simply, calculating the economic value of any particular college degree is difficult. The factors that can affect such a calculation are almost innumerable. However, there are a few considerations that should take precedence in making this determination. Without any further adieu, here they are: The Institution The institution from which the degree is earned…

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The Two-Letter Word Every Mom Should Learn to Say

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was YES! It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query. Yes, I will be your room mom! Yes, I will be the team mom! Yes, we can still go on vacations, live in our super-sized house, drive our SUV, and eat out at restaurants …

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Four Money Traps Every Mom Should Know

The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a sea of traffic only to arrive at my appointment sweaty and swearing. It was an easy but costly decision: my $6.50 toll quickly turned into a …