The latest on child care challenges and ‘summer melt’ for would-be college students
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
Parents are the #1 influence on their kids’ money habits. See this in action in a great collection of real women talking about lifelong money lessons from their parents.
—The New York Times
Over 40% of children live with parents who have nontraditional working hours. Child care is already difficult and expensive, but it’s even tougher for low-income families who don’t have regular schedules.
Your heartwarming story of the week: Becky MacDicken put 18,000 miles on a state car last year helping Pennsylvania inmates looking to reenter society brush up on their financial literacy, educating them on everything from credit scores to budgeting.
Millions of high schoolers who plan to attend college after graduation don’t end up at freshman orientation come fall. Here’s why this phenomenon, called “summer melt,” happens.
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Sharing your financial troubles with your kids can cause them stress. Here’s my advice on when it’s necessary to have a talk about money.
Students defrauded by for-profit colleges might find it harder to get loan forgiveness, as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos backs proposals making it more difficult for students to qualify.
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