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2012 March

Archives for March 2012

Teacher Furlough

I drive my kid to daycare during the week, and I drive by a public elementary school. I see kids walking to school, some have their parents with them. I see a line of cars waiting to get into the parking lot to drop their kids off. It is clear, school is in session. However, […]

Tax Benefits for Higher Education

Did you take your education credits on your 2011 taxes?  Did you know it is limited? The American Opportunity Tax Credit is available to eligible taxpayers on a per-student basis if you have qualified expenses paid in the current tax year as a student enrolled at or attending an eligible educational institution. You cannot claim […]

How can you afford college

You can’t afford college. Not for yourself, not for you kids.  Sorry, but that’s the hard reality.  Look at the numbers and it is only going to get worse, unless you do something about it.  17.5 million students attend college each year in the USA. 70% of them can’t afford it. The College tuition inflation […]

Getting Started

If you’ve found this web service and are reading this, then you are like the rest of us here.  You make a good living, but can’t fathom how you are going to save up enough money to send your kid to college.  This web service is dedicated to helping you send your kid to college, […]

Cal State Closes Door

California State University will accept no new admissions for the spring semester of 2013 – with a few exceptions – as part of a drastic cost-cutting strategy to reduce enrollment by about 16,000 students next spring, officials said Monday. Another 20,000 to 25,000 qualified students could be barred from attending CSU in the 2013-14 academic […]

Taxes Rise, Education Falls

As the economy struggles to recover, state and federal budget deficits continue to be the subject of increased attention. Just last week, the congressional budget office said that President Obama’s budget will produce a $1.3 trillion deficit in 2012 if enacted. It would be the fourth straight year of $1 trillion-plus deficits. In reality, while […]

20000 Layoff Notices Sent

More than 20,000 public school teachers in California opened their mailboxes over the last few days to find a pink slip inside as districts met the state’s Thursday deadline for dispensing the dreaded news to the educators that they may not have a job in the fall. The layoff notices are preliminary, the districts’ best […]