Jessica Dickler’s Posts

In the wake of the college admissions scandal, which underscored how much pressure parents and students feel to get into elite universities, admissions directors are quietly turning their attention to something besides test scores.

Lured by better weather, lower taxes or an improved quality of life, many older Americans consider relocating in retirement.

Most people remember their first summer or after-school job, which provided cash to help pay for college or a car.

Today, vehicles and higher education — among other expenses — cost significantly more. Yet fewer teenagers are working.

One-third of millennials would consider breaking up with their partner because of a financial secret, such as hidden debt or a bad credit score, according to a new report.

Many women are aware that a woman in the U.S. generally makes about 80 cents to each dollar a man earns.

Generally speaking, the higher your credit score, the better off you are when seeking a loan. But the recovery time from a missed payment or financial setback differs for everyone. Here’s how to improve your score immediately.

Americans — especially women — are feeling less secure about their finances today than they were just a few months ago.

Here are the schools that are doling out the most aid to offset the cost of college, according to The Princeton Review’s new 2020 ranking.

With college costs soaring and student loan debt at a record high, a handful of schools have carved out a unique spot by waiving tuition.

Parents actually pay for a fraction of college tuition, according to Sallie Mae’s 12th annual “How America Pays for College” report.

Americans will spend $6.7 billion on cookouts and other celebrations of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

Americans paid more than $11 billion in fees for bounced checks and overdrafts last year, according to the Center for Responsible Lending.

For consumers, the so-called Powell Pivot may mean a reprieve in escalating borrowing costs. At the same time, stashing cash in a savings account is reaping a better return than it has in years.