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.

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This book club promotes financial smarts

The consumer watchdog’s Money As You Grow book club aims to provide parents and teachers with a list of recommended books that can help children ages 4 to 10 understand financial concepts and issues. Nine books are on the initial list, with more to come.

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Legal insurance can help get your kids out of a jam

In the past several years, companies like Arag, U.S. Legal Services and others have marketed legal insurance plans that are offered as part of employer-sponsored benefit plans or sold directly to consumers. Parents can purchase coverage for a range of legal matters ranging from traffic violations and apartment leases to more serious problems such as theft and personal injury claims.

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Obama on TPP: 'We are part of a global economy'

At a news conference with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Aug. 2, 2016, President Barack Obama dismissed Hillary Clinton’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement. Both Clinton and Donald Trump publicly opposed the deal.
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Obama on TPP: 'We are part of a global economy' 2:45

Obama on TPP: 'We are part of a global economy'

Wrong-way driver causes wreck with school bus 1:13

Wrong-way driver causes wreck with school bus

Ginsburg: 'There will never be a time when women of means lack choice' 1:57

Ginsburg: 'There will never be a time when women of means lack choice'

Norma McCorvey, formerly 'Jane Roe' of Roe v Wade, advocates against abortion 0:40

Norma McCorvey, formerly 'Jane Roe' of Roe v Wade, advocates against abortion