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What happens to my current loans if I go back to school?

I just recently received my bachelor's degree. I have government loans and a personal loan from Sallie Mae. I have to start paying these back in mid June. I have a job currently, and I was originally ...
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using 401(k) to fund self-education

I'd appreciate pointers to references on how to (or how not to :-) use funds from from one's 401(k) in order to pay education expenses for oneself--particularly, how to incur minimum penalties or ...
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What Qualifies as “Business Deduction for Work-Related Education” Under US Tax Code Publication 970

I work as a Software Developer. Using Topic 513 Publication 970 Chapter 12 of the US Tax Code would I be able to deduct any of the following? Paying for and taking PTO to attend a conference and ...
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Are there any tax-advantaged retirement plans I can use if I'm a grad student with only stipend/fellowship income?

I'm starting a graduate program in 2017 where I'll get a stipend. I don't think I'll receive a W2 because I won't be working for the wages, so I don't think I can contribute to my IRAs while I'm in ...
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Can MOOCs be treated the same as university for taxes (US)?

Without understanding a lot about taxes, I know that there are several tax credit opportunities for college students in the US (The American Opportunity tax credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, etc). ...
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How much will I potentially receive from grants?

After reading this question which gives a general overview of strategies of how to pay for college, it wasn't clear to me exactly how much "a dent in what you'd pay" could be, particularly in the case ...
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When does it make financial sense to take advantage of employer's tuition reimbursement program?

Many companies offer tuition reimbursement programs. On the surface, these programs are such that qualified employees can enroll in undergraduate / advanced degree programs (or even take individual ...
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Wisest option to pay for second career education

I am 30 years old and my husband is disabled and unable to work, so I am the one income for our family. (We do not have any children.) Due to a number of factors, I am considering going back to ...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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Clarification on Taxation for Education Expense

I work as a Computer Programmer for a Healthcare Company. I am in the process of applying for Part Time - Master's Graduation Program in Healthcare. I wonder whether i would be able to get Tax ...
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Is there a way to short the general education market?

Or in part to short companies involved in supporting the current state of the education market? (book sellers, equipment vendors, universities etc..)
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Plan/education for someone desiring to achieve financial independence primarily through investing? [closed]

I just turned 20 and live in the U.S. I haven't started any career, and I haven't graduated with an associates like some of my friends. I'm at a crossroads and I don't quite know what to do. I want ...
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How does Pell Grant work for students with a foreign Bachelor's?

I have an MD degree from a foreign institution. But because I got that foreign MD from an unaccredited medical school 30 years ago, I can't find a job in the U.S. Therefore, I decided to get at least ...
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Does 1098-T need to be filed by student?

I am filing my taxes via TaxAct, and I am not sure whether my 1098-T Copy B (for students) needs to be reported. On my Copy B it states "This is important tax information and is being furnished to the ...
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Is the education provided by OIC good

Does anyone have experience with the educational courses provided by options industry council? What is the quality of the material? Is it just another option course talking about some magic ...
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Lifetime Learning Tax Credit if company pays for grad school?

My company pays for my 30k tuition as well as books and other expenditures for school. Can I still claim the life time learning tax credit on my personal 1040?
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Will I, as a CS student, be allowed to take loans for paying the fees of Ivy Leagues?

I am non-US citizen hoping to study in US. I have a good chance of getting admitted in one of the Ivy leagues in US. Considering that my family has no property large enough to take a hefty loan on, ...
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How can I fund my US college education?

How can I fund my college education if I'm not given scholarship and family wouldn't be able to take loan? How did you do it in your time? I'd appreciate any suggestions !
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What should I be considering, as a student with an income for one year?

I'm a 3rd year university student (age 20) in the UK, and I'm half-way through a years placement that's paying ~£1200/month which finishes in July. I'm engaged, and looking to get married after I've ...
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Income Tax on Employer Provided Educational Assistance

My employer is helping me pay for my Master's Program in Computer Science. My employer has included the reimbursements (about $2,000) to me for my schooling within my wages on my W-2. Since I ...
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How to determine if U.S. federal taxes would apply to postdoctoral fellowship income?

I'm confused about whether a post-doc would owe federal taxes. The post-doc in question is paid through a foundation associated with a university, but not by the university itself. The foundation's ...
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Taxes: How to account for income from fellowship

I am a graduate student. I am trying to fill out my taxes. My fellowship covers both my tuition and provides me with a monthly stipend. On my 1098-T (document that says how much I paid for schooling) ...
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Should my scholarship be tax-free?

I am a grad student in the social sciences, and the vast majority of my tuition is waived, as long as I TA or RA at least half time during the year. I am also paid a stipend for my TA/RA work. From ...
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Learning investment--books to read? Fundamental/Value/Motley Fool

I am looking to learn how to invest better. Currently I follow the Motley Fool recommendations and have done quite well that way, but I'd like to educate myself better so that I can make better ...
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Education Tax Return in US

I've just stubmled upon a website: https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/calculators/taxcaster/ I entered my one year tuition fee (~$12k) and its showing: Your Refund - $1000 Background: I'm an ...
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standard method for learning more about a specific sector? (particularly biotech sector)

I've read some books and other resources on value investing (like this question)and fundamental analysis, but now I want more information on a specific sector: biotech. Is there a better way to start ...
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Does it make economic sense to get a cheaper online degree rather than a traditional college degree? [closed]

We have been taught since young that education is sacred and that a college degree is a passport to a good future in life. However, today's traditional college cost is really very high and there comes ...
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Is financial assistance of CAD 3000 to an international student visiting Canada for research for less than 3 months considered taxable?

My son received an invitation from a university in Canada to do an internship for a period less than 3 months. He will be paid financial assistance of CAD 3000.00. Kindly clarify the following ...
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Ways to save for child's college education where one need not commit to set contributions? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a good way to save for college for my daughter. As a parent of a single income home, I am looking for a way to maximize my savings to reach my goals, but without having to go with a ...
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Need help with my financial situation/life, very unhappy

I am 24 and have $21,000 in student loans and no degree. I dropped out of college because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and for my last quarter I took F's. Now I can't go back and get financial ...
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Teaching school kids about money - what are the real life examples of math, budgeting, finance?

Yesterday when renting a car I was listening on the radio to a discussion about introducing classes about money for kids aged 11-14. Here is an article on that topic: Financial education to become ...
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My parent claimed me as a dependent on their 2012 taxes. Do I have to claim their income on my FAFSA?

I'm 24 and I'm now living on my own and working. However, my parent claimed me for 2012 as a dependent. How will this affect my FAFSA? Will I have to claim my parent's income?
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What college degree should I pursue to learn about stock and forex markets?

What college degree should I pursue to learn the fundamentals of the stock market? Are there way to understand how stocks and foreign exchange markets work, including their strategies and drawbacks?
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Is there an application or website where I can practice trading US stocks with virtual money?

For somebody that doesn't know much about the stock market and this type of investing, I was looking to see if anybody knew about an application/website where you can use "virtual" money (in other ...
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How much of my scholarship money do I need to pay Taxes on?

I started going to community college in order to transfer to a University. I am currently not trying to get a degree at the community college but I am from the University. I qualified for a reduced ...
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Recommended education path for a future individual investor?

I'm an 18 year old who wants to become a individual investor. My plan is that one day I can become free of the modern day monetary burdens that most adults carry with them and I can enjoy a short life ...
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What should I consider when opening a 529 for someone who is not my dependent?

I have some money languishing in a CD. I rigged the baby pool when my "nephew" [best friends son] was born and set my ill gotten gains aside for his education. I would like to open a 529 for him. I ...
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Do classes have to pay sales tax on materials used?

My friend teaches flower classes, a portion of the total amount charged goes for materials and a portion goes for the actual teaching of the class. If a typical class costs someone $100, $50 of that ...
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Is NO credit history the same as BAD credit history?

I found the following article which said If you don’t use a card at all, you have no credit history. That’s almost the same as bad credit history. 1) Do they mean the same? 2) If YES, why? 3)...
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When are checks are preferred over cash, and when cash is preferred over checks?

Checks are not guaranteed to be cashed, as the payer's account may not have enough money at the time of cashing, and the payer may not know when the payee is going to cash the check. When that happen, ...
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When using a zero-based budget, how do I account for money already in my bank account?

We are transitioning to a zero-based budget. My question is, how do we account for the money we currently have in our bank account? We haven't been a super-strict budget and I think this "pad money" ...
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Faster degree with debt or slower degree with no debt?

I'm looking at going back to school, and I have the option for two different speeds at which I could pursue my degree. The following numbers are assuming none of my credits transfer. They all should, ...
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What's the reason why Postgraduate Education keeps getting more and more expensive throughout the years?

More specifically, by the year, why do we keep getting more expensive: (1) MBAs (2) law schools (3) med schools Is there a major reason for this, or is there a combination of equally-reasonable ...
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Is a book from 2005 about fixed income securities obsolete, or still relevant?

This is intentionally a very broad question. How much (if at all) has the fixed income securities market changed from say 2005 to present day? The main reason I ask is because I am debating whether ...
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Should I save for my children's university education in Canada, or am I better off paying off loans and gaining debt room?

Looking at the financial aid system in Canada, it seems that significantly more aid is available for those who do not have savings or lack the ability to directly pay for their education. As a member ...
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Looking for a stock market simulation that's as close to the real thing as possible

The title says it all. I'm looking for a simulation stock market to play around with. One that is, ideally, as close to the real thing as possible. I've heard that Investopia is a pretty good ...
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Economics Books [closed]

I'm absolutely a newcomer in economics and I wish to understand how things work in finance too. So, think of me as uninformed in these matters. I would like to find resources that discuss economics ...
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Is there any tax-deductible way to help fund my siblings' education?

My brother is in college and my sister is attending a private high school. I would like to help my parents pay for their education. Is there any way to do this that would be tax-deductible?
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Are student loans tax deductible in US?

If I have a student loan from finishing my graduate degree, can I deduct its interest payments from salary for tax purposes? Is there any education related tax credit that can be applied for payments ...
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What are the best tips for saving money as a university student?

What are the best tips for saving money as a university student? I will be attending university this coming semester and am planning on maintaining a sustainable financial situation right now, but ...