Tag: Education

Education policy: It is a higher class act

‘Educate and raise the masses and thus alone a nation is possible,’ Swami Vivekananda had stated, highlighting the necessity of education as a vital force...

Biden administration cancels $500 million of student debt of scammed students

Roughly 18,000 borrowers who were scammed by their college will have their federal student loans discharged, amounting to approximately $500 million in relief, the Department...

Why inflation could create a ‘giant wealth transfer’ from lenders to borrowers

Higher prices for rental cars, airplane tickets and uncooked beef roasts have economists and consumers wondering whether we’re living through the start of an inflationary...

Tens of thousands of public servants face delays accessing student-loan relief — due to a simple oversight

In 2007, the government promised teachers, social workers and firefighters that if they worked in public service and made payments on their student loans for...

‘I have these really deep beliefs about stability and survival’: Anna Sale, host of ‘Death, Sex and Money’ podcast, on our evolving relationship to money

I recently found myself reflecting on this question after reading Anna Sale’s “Let’s Talk About Hard Things.” In the book, Sale, the host of the...

Tennessee Scientist Is First to Go on Trial on Charges He Hid Work in China

Until last year at the University of Tennessee, Anming Hu studied, among other things, how to join certain metals together using materials that are more...

Falwell: Liberty University lawsuit is excuse to shame him

Jerry Falwell Jr. is asking a court in Virginia to dismiss the lawsuit Liberty University filed over his headline-grabbing departure last year as leader of...

New Report Shows How To Make Schools More COVID-Safe Next Fall

As the utterly bizarre 2020-2021 academic school year creeps to an end, students, parents, schools and health officials across the country are already looking toward...

Yellen says financial literacy can help create a ‘more equitable economy’ — and Americans appear to be listening

The pandemic reaffirmed a hard lesson that lives and plans can change with blistering speed — and not always for the better. Millions of workers...

How to fight off boredom in retirement

When you chat with friends, are you more apt to make statements or ask questions? There’s no wrong answer. Well, actually there is. If you...

I’m 49, my wife is 34, we have 4 kids and $2.3 million saved. I earn $300K a year but ‘lose a lot of sleep worrying about tomorrow’ — when can I retire?

I am 49 years old (turning 50 this year) and my wife is 34. We have two young children under the age of 2, and...

Amid bitcoin and dogecoin chaos, college students and graduates insist they’re going long on crypto

It’s not just Tesla CEO TSLA, -1.01% Elon Musk — the crypto correction is causing unease among college students and recent graduates. But if you’ve...

Do you have to pay taxes on withdrawals from 529 college-savings plans? Here’s how to avoid an unpleasant surprise

Are you among the many who have invested in a tax-favored Section 529 college savings plan for the benefit of a child or grandchild? If...

‘There’s just not that same social mobility’: First-generation college graduates still lag behind their peers financially

Like many newly minted college graduates, Toby Irenstein is preparing for her future.  Unlike many recent graduates, Irenstein, 21, can’t use her family experience as...

I have a ‘mundane’ First World problem: Should I buy a $30,000 bracelet during a global pandemic?

I have a mundane First World problem that may or may not warrant your attention. But I read your column and thought you could help...

5 tips to avoid academic misconduct in online assessments

It is important, given the educational paradigm shift generated by the pandemic, to establish the rules of the assessments and convey the importance of original...

My son, 18, says I should hand over the $1,400 adult-dependent stimulus. He claims it belongs to him. Who’s right?

Dear Quentin, We’re having a debate in our house regarding the latest stimulus payment. I claim head of household and have two 18-year-old adult dependents...

I’m 63 years old, recently divorced with $130,000 in debt. How will I ever retire?

I am 63 years old and recently divorced. I earn $68,000 a year and had always planned to retire when I reach my Full Retirement...

Joe Biden has been pitching free community college since the Obama administration — can he now make it a reality?

During his state of the union address in 2015, then-President Barack Obama pitched Congress and the American public on what he described as a “bold...

Opinion: COVID has made getting into a top U.S. college even more competitive and this new normal looks here to stay

COVID-19 has upended higher education in many ways, not least the admissions process. Colleges have moved to virtual tours and college fairs and, most significantly,...

The government promised to forgive military members’ student loans after 10 years of service — it’s only worked for 124 of them

Almost 3 million people are employed by the Department of Defense, many of whom are performing a quintessential form of public service: Serving in the...

My wife makes $200K a year, but gives us $700 a month, and $3,000 to her brother and mother ‘to keep them in the good life’

Never reached out to anyone about my personal life, but I am at a draw. My wife and I married in 2008, and I knew...

How much money you may need to invest in your child’s education?

NEW DELHI: When it comes to planning children’s education fund, it is essential to work backwards and start early, while keeping inflation in mind. Investing...

I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?

Dear Quentin, I have dated my fiancée for just over three years. Within those three years, I have been severed from a job and spent...

Johnson & Johnson saga reveals critical strengths in the U.S. COVID-19 mass-vaccination strategy — and its weaknesses

The United States campaign to reach herd immunity through vaccination involves a delicate — sometimes tricky — dance with side effects, public opinion and virus...