The cost of going to college has been rising throughout the years and it is becoming less affordable for a lot of families. Most college students use some sort of financial aid to help pay for the costs of college such as student loans, grants, scholarships, IRA accounts, and other educational tax savings programs. Among all the financial resources, scholarships and grants … [Read more...] about 4 Main Scholarship Search Sites For Selected Minority Students
A few months ago, my company has been looking to cut cost in order to balance their budget. I guessed, I can say that to most companies during the economic downturn. The company does not have any plans of laying off people and we are also in a hiring freeze except for the critically needed staff. However, what they did was the company stopped the matching contribution to my … [Read more...] about My Employer Has Restored the 401k Matching Contribution
The American Opportunity Credit was created under the Economic Recovery Act that President Obama signed a couple of years ago. Initially, it is only good for tax years 2009 and 2010 but with the recent tax law changes, this educational credit has been extended to tax years 2011 and 2012. This means additional money for parents of college student Â or college students … [Read more...] about American Opportunity Credit: Why It’s Called The Expanded Hope Credit
Education is very important for families because it provides unlimited opportunities for individuals who have one. The government knows this so as much as possible they would like to help by providing numerous education tax credits and deductions to both the people who are pursuing it and for the people that are teaching or providing the education. There are 5 most commonly … [Read more...] about 5 Education Tax Credits and Deductions You Don’t Want To Miss in 2010
The economy seems better than it was two years ago. The Dow Jones has hit the 12,000 points mark and unemployment rate seem to be going down as the months passes by. On a recent statistics by BLS, the unemployment has dropped to 9% in January. However, there are still a Â lot of companies that are struggling to make it. Some have already filed bankruptcy and shut down their … [Read more...] about Has Your Employer Made Any Cuts Lately? Mine Did!