Tag: Education

‘I just don’t trust my sister’: How do I gift money to my nieces without their mother having access to it?

Dear Moneyist, I am a devoted aunt to twins. This year, they are turning 13. Their mother and I have had problems in the past....

My wife makes 65% of my salary. She wants me to pay her student loans. How should I respond?

Dear Quentin, I am a 22-year-old trade union member who has worked his way up the ladder to project manager. I went to trade school....

How debt enters students’ lives as early as kindergarten

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week we’re examining the...

Student-loan borrowers have had $37 million in wages unfairly garnished, despite COVID-related pause on collections

Borrowers were still having their wages seized over defaulted student debt, months after the government instructed the student-loan industry to pause this activity during the...

Why Americans will be paying for the cost of the war in Afghanistan for decades

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week we’re talking about...

Biden administration to cancel $1.1 billion in student debt for some borrowers who attended ITT, the defunct for-profit college

Roughly 115,000 student loan borrowers who attended ITT Technical Institute but left without a degree will have their federal student loan debt cancelled, resulting in...

Back to school with the threat of the delta variant — some parents are again calling for remote learning

Last fall, as large school systems across the country announced they wouldn’t be bringing students back to school in person, parents worried about the impact...

Opinion: How to put your child tax credit to work for the future

Around the same time parents are pondering back-to-school plans, many will be receiving their first expanded child tax credit payment. This tax credit represents part of...

How college closures affect taxpayers and students: ‘You stole my money and I’m $188,000 in debt and for what?’

Hello and welcome back to MarketWatch’s Extra Credit column, a weekly look at the news through the lens of debt. This week, I wrote about the collapse...

Lack of diversity in patent holders means ‘half of the population’ isn’t getting needs met, economist Lisa Cook says

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on reducing racial and social inequalities. Innovation holds the promise...

‘When I go to the playground, my older son loves to try to interact with kids — and he doesn’t really know how’

As a mother of two young boys, Amber Marlow worries that the pandemic might affect her children’s development because of the social isolation it has...

Can fractional investment pay for your child’s education?

Parenthood is one of the most rewarding experiences that one can have. Yet it is also true that raising a child comes with huge expenses...

Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats unwrapped a budget resolution envisioning a massive $3.5 trillion, 10-year cascade of federal resources, aiming historic sums at family support, health...

Suit: Brown failed to protect women from sexual misconduct

Brown University has systematically and repeatedly failed to protect women from rape and other sexual misconduct, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed recently...

Cute desk supplies to get you excited to go back to school

CNN —   Everything is more fun when it’s stylish too. Cute school supplies get us excited in anticipation for back to school, and we...

Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban

Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faces a new legal challenge and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as the state’s coronavirus cases continue...

Dorm decor ideas according to interior designers

CNN —   As college kids prepare to head to campus this fall, one thing’s for sure — their dorm shopping experience is nothing like...

Americans confront spice cabinets stocked with ancient history and what to know before traveling overseas amid COVID

Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Over 9 million additional Americans will lose enhanced unemployment benefits next month Some 3.5 million Americans from 26...

Hong Kong Cuts Ties With Teachers Union, Saying It Incited Protests

HONG KONG—Authorities in Hong Kong said they would cut ties with the city’s largest teacher’s union, in the latest attempt to change an education system...

Behold, a different kind of student-debt cancellation

For years, student advocates and some higher-education leaders have worried about the ways in which even small debts that students owe to their schools can...

Jalen Suggs’s decision to pass on a football scholarship could end up making him millions

Gonzaga star freshman Jalen Suggs banked in a shot from nearly half-court on Saturday to advance his team to the NCAA men’s National Championship game...

Why buying a condo for your college kid could be a smart financial move

Prices are booming in many residential real estate markets, including college towns. Is it too late to take advantage? Maybe not. The idea of buying...

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

Don’t wait — back-to-school shopping will be more expensive and more challenging this year

Families are getting a welcome taste of normalcy with most schools slated to reopen for in-person learning in the fall, but back-to-school shopping this year...

I’m a 55-year-old single mom adopting a teenager. I have $550,000 in my retirement account, make $295,000 a year but would like to retire early. Can I?

I am a 55-year-old single woman with one 19-year-old child, and am a lawyer. My annual salary is $295,000. I own a home worth about...