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Is 'Sou-Sou' for You? Africa's Clever Savings Pool Scheme

Have you ever dreamed about winning the lottery, or having a windfall appear in your bank account? Well, a new scheme called a "sou-sou" promises to make you a "winner" not just once, but over and over. It may be unfamiliar here, the idea's pretty old hat in West Africa. Here's how it works:

How I Paid for College on a Paperboy's Salary

I know what a daunting task it is to pay for college. But it's not impossible -- even on a paperboy's income. I did it, and hopefully some of what I learned on the route to college graduate will help inspire you, your kids, or your local paper carrier.