Archive, November 2013.

For several years, the cost of higher education has received a great deal of (negative) attention. Forbes reports that college costs, which rose sharply between 2000 and 2012, have increased at a slower pace in 2013. However, the availability of federal grants and loans, which help to minimize the out-of-pocket cost of college for many families, decreased in 2013. Today, the average college student graduates with $27,000 in debt. Additionally, tuition rates are increasing at twice the rate of inflation, and tuition rates do not even consider the cost of room and board, which can be more than …

For many companies, autumn marks the open enrollment period for employment-provided benefits. According to USA Today, “open enrollment is typically a period of several weeks during which you can opt into your company's benefits programs, from health insurance to a retirement plan.” Enrollment periods also apply to changing any benefits you currently receive. Knowing what benefits you're eligible for and wish to enroll in or change, both for yourself, your spouse, and your family, is important, especially if you have to make a decision by a certain deadline, as with open …

Determining a custody arrangement for children of divorcing parents or parents who have never married can be a complicated and complex legal matter. Especially when one or both parents contest a custody arrangement, court proceedings and the interactions between the parents can become extremely hostile and acrimonious.

If you are considering divorce or are in the process of a divorce currently, you have a lot of incentives to become organized. Getting and staying organized can actually increase your chances of success in the divorce process. Not only does organizing your personal records and documents help your attorney, but it can also provide peace of mind and help you understand your own situation better.

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