August 2010

Book Review: Debt-Free U, College Without Loans

August 28, 2010 Book Reviews

“Student loans now constitute about 25% of all non-real estate consumer debt — alarming when you consider that 30 years ago, student loans were practically nonexistent.” “College “rankings” are useless — designed to sell magazines and generate hype.  If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face potential financial disaster.” […]

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Do 20-Somethings Deserve a New Life Stage?

August 19, 2010 Uncategorized

I read an interesting article today in the New York Times, on what the deal is with us 20-somethings. The article details the difference between today’s twenty-somethings (“emerging adults”) and the same age group in previous decades. The article debates whether the transitional self-exploration phase that so many of us go through is actually a […]

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What is Quantitative Easing?

August 10, 2010 Uncategorized

Apparently there are rumors running around that the Fed is shifting to something called Quantitative Easing in an effort to help the still flat-lining economy. What exactly is Quantitative Easing? Well… according to former Fed economist Ken Kuttner it’s simply adding some zero’s to the end of the bank’s accounts. True, the Fed will buy […]

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