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Millennials post-college: How to survive the costs

Wintrust

There is a misconception about newly-graduated millennials. The older generations would argue that millennials are having the time of their lives: living with little to no care, going to parties every night and eating delicious, unhealthy food. Though that may be true for some, the reality for most can be stark. For most millennials fresh

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Little-known ways to pay in-state tuition rates at out-of-state colleges

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

Families looking to trim college costs often steer their students toward public colleges in their home state instead of public colleges in another state or private institutions. Public colleges and universities typically charge two different tuition rates: one for state residents and another, much higher one for students from outside the state. The difference in

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8 great sites to help your kids learn about money

Wisebread.com and Ashley Eneriz •
Kiplinger

Teaching your children about money is an important, yet often overlooked area of education. Most kids will not want to sit through a lecture about credit card usage and budgeting practices, but they might be more willing to listen to interactive videos and games. These sites make learning about money and money management fun and

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Paying taxes on a home sold after a spouse’s death

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

[question]My husband died last year, and I’m selling our home. Do I still get to exclude $500,000 of home-sale profits from taxes, or am I limited to the $250,000 exclusion for singles? [answer]Surviving spouses may exclude $500,000 of home-sale profits from taxes if they sell the house within two years of their spouse’s death, as

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