Kids & Money

Kids & Money

Why college is not one big ‘scam’

An online post from someone who claimed to be a student at Kansas State University articulated in a Facebook post what a lot of students and parents feel about the high cost of a college education and whether the end justifies the means.

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College education loans hurting parents, grandparents

The number of seniors generally age 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled over the last decade to 6.4 percent, and the average amount they owed has also increased to $23,500 in 2015 from $12,100 in 2005, according to a new report from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Handling gift returns is good for children

While it might be easy and make perfect sense to say you’ll take care of toy problems, there is another approach. Encourage your child to do the same thing you would do — namely to stand in line at the return counter at the store, box up the defective product and ship it back to the retailer, or even call the toll-free 800 customer service number.

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How to become smart investors

If you’re looking for a holiday gift idea, mutual funds, low-cost stock purchase programs and state-sponsored 529 college savings plans all combine kid-friendly investing with opportunities to learn about the ways of Wall Street.

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Millennials lead the way in planning, saving for college

A Sallie Mae survey, released this fall, found that millennial parents reported saving an average of $20,155 so far for their kids’ college. That’s slightly higher than boomer parents, who have saved an average of $18,323, and well ahead of Generation X parents, who reported setting aside an average of $12,428.

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Mickey Mantle cards and the laws of supply and demand

In the up and down market for baseball cards, there are all sorts of teachable moments for the kids. Consider Mickey Mantle’s first card with Topps. It’s now worth about $500,000 if it’s in mint condition. That’s an insane 674 percent increase in value over the past decade.

Videos

KU basketball and the Big 12 Conference: 13 straight titles and counting

A look at how coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks matched UCLA’s record of 13 consecutive conference titles
Jeff Patterson The Kansas City Star
KU basketball and the Big 12 Conference: 13 straight titles and counting 0:50

KU basketball and the Big 12 Conference: 13 straight titles and counting

Whit Merrifield hoping for everyday spot on Royals roster 2:10

Whit Merrifield hoping for everyday spot on Royals roster

Josh Staumont, Kyle Zimmer are Royals' first two Cactus League starters 2:32

Josh Staumont, Kyle Zimmer are Royals' first two Cactus League starters

Mayor Sly James addresses need for terminal overhaul at KCI 3:37

Mayor Sly James addresses need for terminal overhaul at KCI