• How to Pay for College

    How to Pay for College26

    Ben Kittner over at the College Foundation of North Carolina e-mailed me this week to say September was College Savings Month. I’m thinking that might surprise friends who just sent their kids off to college. I’m sure they might see it more like kiss-my-savings-goodbye month. But Kittner says a lot of folks actually start their

  • $7.25 not enough

    $7.25 not enough0

    Striking fast food workers (front row, from left) Krystal Patterson, of Durham, who works at a McDonald’s, Jesseia Jackson, of Durham, who works at Biscuitville, April Lee, of Durham, who works at Burger King, and Ashley Wesley, of Raleigh, who works at McDonald’s sit down in the middle of Morgan Street in front of a

  • Want to make more than minimum wage?0

    As a national debate rages about raising the minimum wage, a handful of Triangle restaurants have voluntarily decided to pay their employees more. Earlier this month, more than half a dozen Durham restaurants joined a voluntary campaign to raise pay to $12.33 per hour from the $7.25-an-hour federal minimum wage and $2.13 an hour for

  • Tuition hike approved0

    N.C. State University’s trustees voted unanimously Friday to recommend hiking tuition by 3 percent in each of the next two years for all students except undergraduates from out of state, whose tuition would increase by 6 percent a year. That means undergraduate students from North Carolina would pay $6,407 in tuition by fall of 2016,

  • 5 ways to bank better0

    By Kelly Dilworth Creditcards.com Hey students! Looking for a better way to bank? Here are five expert tips: 1. Don’t settle. Financial services that your college chooses “are not necessarily going to have the lowest fees available,” said Joe Kantrowitz, publisher of fund.com. Go online or to some local banks and credit unions and ask what they

  • Don’t default on those loans0

    The default rate on federal student loans is 13.7 percent, according to the latest data, released on Wednesday. That’s down slightly from a year ago, when it was 14.7 percent. Education Secretary said while the drop is good news, the default rate is “still too high.” Federal student loans make up the vast majority of