education

School Gives 16-Year-Olds $100,000 to Invest

Lots of high schools have clubs that participate in stock market simulation games. The Greenhill School, a small private school in Dallas, is letting its club use real money.

How I Squandered My Inheritance at Age 18

Lyn Roman inherited a small trust fund, and spent it all in a year. But the lessons she learned from her mistakes, and how she bounced back from them, have been priceless.

Pope Benedict XVI: 5 Ways He Was Also an Economic Shepherd

Pope Benedict XVI was a moral and religious leader, but there's also a fiscal side to his legacy: He endorsed several positions that could affect the personal finances of millions of people. Here are five ways his papacy may impact our lives and pocketbooks.

Where Bake Sales Meet Daily Deals: Welcome to Schoola.com

Here's one trend: School budgets are getting sliced year after year, leaving parents and PTAs struggling fill in the gaps. Here's another: Groupon-style daily deal sites are still extremely popular. Enter Schoola, a startup that funnels profits from discount deals straight into classrooms.

Private Student Loans: Subprime Mortgages of the College World

Student loan debt is a $1 trillion issue today, but according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one fairly small part of the student loan market appears to be most responsible for many of the problems borrowers face: private student loans.

America's 11 Most Miserable States Revealed

You might think that with the economy on its slow climb back to health, Americans would have gotten a little bit happier in 2011. In fact, they got a bit more miserable. And some states have more reasons to be down in the dumps than others.