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Tell Us: Is Michigan's 'Free College Tuition' Proposal a Good One?
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A new law awaiting action in Michigan aims to realize the far-off dream of free college education, though there's a catch.
March 20, 2014 in Lifestyle
Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

Investing Trend for 2014: Equity Crowdfunding

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No idea, no problem. Platforms like Upstart and Pave allow entrepreneurs to crowdfund from accredited investors in exchange for a small cut of their future incomes.
November 19, 2013 in Financing

Race to the Top Goes to College

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President Obama laid out a plan for combating the rising cost of college, but passage is far from apparent. The plan is also not obviously advantageous for students.
August 23, 2013 in Startup Basics
Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

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Some 80 percent of college students chip in for their education. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.
August 13, 2013 in Personal Finance

Look at Problems From an Outsider's POV and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

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Read about how to stay calm in a crisis, respond to negative comments, handle things personally and more.
August 9, 2013 in Leadership

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

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President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.
August 9, 2013 in Startup Basics
How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

How to Start a Business With Student Loans and Not Go Broke

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Launching a business when you have thousands of dollars in debt is a tricky move. Here's what you should know before you take the leap.
August 7, 2013 in Personal Finance

The Changing Economics of Student-Loan Debt: How to Pay It Off and Startup

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The president may soon sign into law a new student loan bill that reduces rates for many new borrowers, but the high-cost of education isn't going away. Here are four loan pay-off strategies.
August 7, 2013 in Startup Basics

The College Question for Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum as Costs Surge

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Regardless of whether interest rates on certain student loans stay inflated, the high cost of college must be met proactively. Here are some tips for tamping down on your education debt-load.
July 10, 2013 in Starting a Business

The Skinny on Widening Student Debt Loads (Infographic)

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With tuition costs rising and the job market as competitive as ever, some graduates question the price of a college education.
June 13, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs
Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike

Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike

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Congress narrowly passes a bill to prevent student-loan rates from doubling as of July 1. Young entrepreneurs breathe a sigh of relief.
June 29, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

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New graduates face higher student loans than any other generation -- making starting up all the more intimidating. Here are five lean start-up strategies to help you shake off those debt woes.
June 28, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Are You Ready for Student-Loan Rates to Skyrocket?

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As House and Senate members bicker over how to pay for maintaining low rates on certain federal student loans, a July 1 deadline looms.
April 27, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

SBA Chief Touts Entrepreneurship to Recent Grads in Twitter Q&A

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New college graduates are facing never-before-seen student-debt levels. The White House is hoping entrepreneurship is the answer.
April 25, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

How a Pile of Student Debt Inspired a Venture-Backed Startup

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ReadyForZero racked up $4.5 million in funding to help consumers pay their bills.
April 16, 2012 in Venture Capital
White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

White House Alleviates Student Loans for Entrepreneurs

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President Obama announced a number of federal student loan reducing measures, which may also benefit entrepreneurs.
October 27, 2011 in Money Basics

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