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August 2, 2005 by joeKnowledge
An interesting article on getting an online college degree and who would hire them. I am not sure MSN is a trusting source of infor since they have allot of affiliates for online schools, but its still worth a read.

Check it out.
May 27, 2005 by joeKnowledge
One source I found on planning your retirement future now. It has a few links and can provide a good place to start your search.
January 17, 2005 by joeKnowledge

Gates taking a seat in your den 

January 5, 2005, 6:30 PM PT By Michael Kanellos Staff Writer, CNET

LAS VEGAS--Bill Gates is coming to your living room, whether you like it or not.

Microsoft's chairman is setting the company on a course to provide software and tools that will allow different forms of entertainment to blend. Messaging will become a crucial part of Xenon, the code name for the next Xbox. Microsoft will also work with television out...
December 20, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Coalition: High school diplomas losing meaningTuesday, February 10, 2004 Posted: 10:10 AM EST (1510 GMT)

Only comprehensive change, including more rigorous English and math requirements for all students, would restore the significance of a high school graduation, according to a nearly two-year review by the American Diploma Project.

The organization is an alliance of three groups whose leaders include top education officials in the administrations of former preside...
December 6, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Jubak's Journal
What if nobody retires?
By Jim Jubak

Lately, the idea of working longer and retiring later has become the financial planning equivalent of a free lunch.

You've heard this one from the politicians: If everyone delayed retiring for a couple of years, it would "fix" Social Security. And from the financial planners: Keep working if you haven't saved enough for a comfortable retirement.

You've probably heard it so often that the idea dances through your...
December 6, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Credit Lies and Urban Legends
By Dayana Yochim (TMF School)
November 12, 2004

We'd like to take a moment to tackle a few credit reporting misconceptions and rumors that just won't die. This is what we call a "lightning round" Q&A, designed to quickly disperse the crowd whispering around the water cooler. If you're looking for deeper, more meaningful insights into the credit reporting industry, you won't find it here. (It's here.)

MYTH: Cutting up a credit card closes ...
October 9, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Who's There? How Parents Can Be IM Watchdogs

Published: October 7, 2004

INSTANT messaging and online chat are well on their way to ubiquity. Some 41 percent of all Internet users use IM to communicate in real time, according to comScore Media Metrix, a research group that measures Internet demographics. Among users ages 12 to 17, the proportion is even bigger: 55 percent.

For parents, this raises the question of controlling the risks associated with c...
October 9, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Scary News About Teen Girls Who Date

Nearly one in five sexually active teenage girls in the United States say they have been physically abused by a date in the past year, Reuters reports of a study released by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass.

These same girls are also more likely than other teen girls to become pregnant or engage in risky sexual behaviors, such as having more than one partner over a short period of time.

It's not clear if abuse l...
September 21, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Low-income students scarce at elite colleges
By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Thomas Jefferson believed that democracy wouldn't work unless poor but worthy students had access to a quality education. So what would he think today about all those SUVs or that shiny black Saab turbo convertible parked near student hangouts at the campus he founded 185 years ago?

The number of students at his beloved University of Virginia who qualify for need-based ...
September 15, 2004 by joeKnowledge

Credit Tete-a-Tete

The Motley Fool's resident consumer credit junkie Dayana Yochim recently chatted with longtime Consumer Credit discussion board mentor Joel Corley about couples and credit issues, the truth about FICO scores, and what everyone should know about keeping a clean credit rap sheet.

No "Clean Up Your Credit Campaign" would be complete without getting the pro's perspective. In true Foolish fashion we went not to the credit reporting industry or even a credi...
September 15, 2004 by joeKnowledge
3 Credit Report articles in a row!!! Believe it!! This is something J.Lo needs just as much as you or I. Well, maybe not as much, but it still effects her just like us so pay close attention.

Firstly, there is a site that gives you tips about your score and how to track your credit reports. Fair Isaac & Co. (FICO) has a website and it has the tips to help you out.

Now for the main event: How to be a perfect 10 (or 850) in credit score ranking.

Here are some of the tid-bits:
# Between ...
September 15, 2004 by joeKnowledge

How to Stretch a Buck

By Dayana Yochim (TMF School)
September 13, 2004

With interest rates on the rise and inflation threatening the price of a Big Gulp, a dollar just doesn't seem like, well, a dollar anymore. No need to look for part-time work or switch to generic soda pop. Here are some painless ways to make the money you already have go further.

Find your loose change: Review your current investments, including your work retirement plan, IRAs, and that change ja...
September 15, 2004 by joeKnowledge

The Best Financial Non-Move To Make
By Dayana Yochim (TMF School)
September 14, 2004

It's not just buyers feeling lost in today's real estate market. Many current homeowners are scratching their heads over what to do with what's likely their largest investment.

How about doing nothing? Novel approach, we know, but staying with the status quo may be the best financial non-move you make this year.

It's not a bad idea to approach the housing market with the attitude o...
September 15, 2004 by joeKnowledge
You got it. Canceling credit cards just when you get them without ever using them or using them once is just as bad as using them and not paying it back Well almost as bad).


Closing accounts will not undo anything. According to Fair Isaac & Co., once you acquire more than seven revolving debt accounts, your FICO score begins to suffer a little. However, all is not automatically forgiven by simply closing accounts to get below seven. Once you've opened the accounts, the damage...