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Social media and the mainstream press have been buzzing recently about rapper 50 Cent and hisChapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
 
If you’ve read any of the news coverage, or followed the stream of mostly snarky comments on Twitter or Facebook, you might be inclined to believe any of the following three myths that have emerged lately about the entertainer:
You can’t trust all the figures about celebrity wealth that you seen thrown about in the media, and reports about rapper 50 cent's wealth are no exception.
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From a credit-scoring standpoint, it doesn’t matter whether you closed an account or a creditor/store closed it.
From a credit-scoring standpoint, it doesn’t matter whether you closed an account or a creditor/store closed it.
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If you have already gotten your free credit report via annualcreditreport.com but want to check your files again for any reason, you have a few options.
If you have already gotten your free credit report via annualcreditreport.com but want to check your files again for any reason, you have a few options.
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Pipeline programs are designed to promote college readiness and college access for underrepresented students in a variety of fields.
 
Many U.S colleges have pipeline programs designed for both high schools students, and middle school students too. 

Pipeline programs are particularly common in STEM areas, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. #tuition   #college  
Pipeline programs are designed to promote college readiness and college access for underrepresented students in a variety of fields. Here's what you need to know.
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Looking for a way to cut your out-of-state tuition bill? Obtaining a “border waiver” or an “out-of-state tuition waiver” is one of the best-kept secrets in higher education.
 
Nabbing one of these waivers is a terrific strategy to slash tuition for non-resident students – but you have to know where to get them and how to qualify.
Does your child want to attend college out of state? Out-of-state tuition waivers are a great way to save money on college tuition costs.
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Parents: it’s time to wake up and face reality. Your kids can’t possibly “work their way through college” as the sole strategy to pay for their bachelor’s degree at a U.S. college or university.
For decades, students could actually work their way through college to earn enough cash to earn a college degree. Not anymore...here's why.
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What will happen to your kids if you die isn’t an easy topic to confront. Perhaps that fear factor is one reason why a shocking number of parents are simply avoiding the issue altogether and haven’t gotten any life insurance. 
More than a third of parents with kids younger than 18 years old don’t have life insurance — an oversight that money experts tell Yahoo Parenting puts your family in “serious financial jeopardy.”
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We all know that the economy goes through cycles, such as boom and bust periods.
 
But a new study on financial behavior shows that people also repeat their financial behavior in highly predictable ways — largely based on the state of the economy.
A new study on financial behavior shows that people repeat spending and saving patterns in highly predictable ways. See if the following applies to you:
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In 2013, there were a total of 85 government or quasi-government agencies that either provided help repaying student loans, or had established programs or were in the process of creating programs to offer student loan repayment assistance.
 
Here is a list of the federal government agencies and independent agencies that will repay your student loans.
If you’re trying to get rid of federal student loans, one little-known way to tackle that debt is to get some help from Uncle Sam.
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The College Board reports that in the 2014-2015 school term, out-of-state students attending public schools nationwide were charged an average of $22,958 in tuition, or nearly $14,000 more than the $9,193 in tuition charged to in-state residents.

The numbers can seem daunting. But don’t despair if you’re set on attending or are already enrolled at an out-of-state college or university.
 
In my book, College Secrets, I reveal 24 strategies you can use to eliminate or reduce tuition expenses, whether you’re a resident or an out-of-state student.
Attending college in a state where you're not a resident can cost big bucks. Here are eight ways to lower tuition costs when you’re an out-of-state student.
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Tuition guarantee programs are a smart way to cut your tuition expenses and help you graduate on time.

Those are two enormous benefits – especially since escalating tuition costs are driving many people into student loan debt, and only about 4 out of 10 college students in America earn their bachelor’s degree in just four years.
With a tuition guarantee program, a college or university promises to pay your tuition if you don’t graduate in four years. Here's what you need to know.
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Many U.S colleges have pipeline programs designed for both high schools students, and middle school students too. The idea is to give targeted individuals — such as low-income youth, minorities, first-generation college students and others — as early an introduction as possible to a given academic discipline or industry.
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Personal finance expert known everywhere as The Money Coach
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Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom

Lynnette once had $100,000 in credit card debt, before paying it all off in three years and turning her financial life around. 

Since then, she has appeared on such national TV programs as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show and Good Morning America sharing her success story and teaching millions about proper money management and how to get out of debt and eliminate their debt. 

Lynnette, an award-winning financial news journalist and former Wall Street Journal reporter for CNBC, has also been featured in top newspapers including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New York Times, as well as magazines ranging from Essence and Redbook to Black Enterprise and Smart Money

She can frequently be seen as a guest personal finance expert on CNN, MSNBC, Anderson and The Talk.

Get free personal finance tips, articles and advice on her blog at AskTheMoneyCoach.com.


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  • University of Southern California
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