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  1. The Value of a College Education? About $500,000

    College Graduate

    The recent great recession, which has spawned a spate of unemployment and underemployment among recent high school and college graduates, has raised questions about the value of a college education. Some people assert that a college education is not worth the money, and note that many famous dropouts are doing just fine.

    In fact, this way of thinking is misleading.

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  2. Tips: Green is the New Black-to-School

    girls recycling newspaperDuring the past decade, technology has greatly impacted the way that kids learn in a classroom. In addition to desktop computers and television, many schools now use tools such as video conferencing and tablet computers to help bring lessons to life.

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  3. Making Chores Less of a Bore

    father and daughter washing dishes togetherMotivating children to help around the house is not always easy. What if you could motivate your children to undertake household projects more enthusiastically?

  4. How much will you spend on back-to-school costs? – Infographic

    average back to school costs

  5. How to Start a Gerber Life College Plan in Three Easy Steps

    chalkboard with steps of starting a Gerber Life College Plan The Gerber Life College Plan1 is an endowment life insurance policy that provides a guaranteed payout* at maturity that can be used for college expenses or for anything else, without penalty. You choose the time frame and the payment amount, so you’ll know exactly how much money will be available upon maturity.