Virginia State University’s Board of Visitors recently approved a tuition and mandatory fee increase of $364 for in-state undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The increase equals out to a 4.9 percent rise for in-state undergraduate students. Due to the modest increase, VSU hopes to maintain its position of having one of the lowest [...]
By Jason Alderman
I’m not sure whether it was intentional or merely a coincidence that several years ago Congress proclaimed April to be Financial Literacy Month. April is also the month when millions of Americans grimly write a check to the IRS and resolve to do a better job managing their money; and when millions of [...]
By Jason Alderman
Most people who grew up during the Great Depression and World War II learned to scrimp and save as a matter of necessity. Many also gained financial security during subsequent decades when pension plans were more common, homeownership became the norm and government programs like Social Security and Medicare expanded. For a time, [...]
(StatePoint) If you’re like many Americans, you have concerns about funding your retirement. According to a recent survey conducted by Ally Bank, retirement planning tops Americans’ financial anxieties.
Rather than take a head-in-the-sand approach to your future, be proactive. Wise investments can offer advantages like tax-free, aggressive growth. And experts say the best time to get [...]
(StatePoint) Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly.
And while it would be easy to blow the cash on fleeting fun, like a shopping spree or a slew of the latest gadgets, experts say the money would be best used to pay down debt [...]