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  • The Business Cycle

    Oct 21

    What has upswings and downturns, troughs, peaks, and plateaus? Though such terms could easily describe a roller coaster ride, they are also commonly used to describe the business cycle. The business cycle – also known as the economic cycle – refers to fluctuations in economic activity over several months or ...

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  • Estimating the Cost of College

    Oct 21

    It doesn’t take a degree in finance to see the cost of college continues to rise. In its 2017 report, the College Board showed that public four-year institutions raised prices an average of 3.2% annually between the 2007-08 and 2017-18 school years. Put another way, a $5,000 education in 2007-08 would ...

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  • Getting a Head Start on College Savings

    Oct 21

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income family with a child born today can expect to spend about $285,000 to raise that child to the age of 17.1 That’s roughly equivalent to the median value of a new home in the U.S.2 And if you’ve ...

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