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Affordable Care Act for children and families

Despite high poverty rates and a weak economic recovery, children’s access to health coverage is improving through federal and state programs, even before expansion through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the finding of a new […]



New job openings in LA and OC

Where are the new jobs in L.A. and the O.C.? Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Jay Wall, Research Analyst at the UCLA Career Center:



Tips for spring scholarship season

Spring scholarship season is here, so Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with Ben Kaplan of



5 forms of financial aid for college – besides scholarships

On Money 101 today, Bob McCormick interviewed independent college counselor Danny Ruderman, author of “The Ultimate College Acceptance System.” Danny shared five forms of financial aid for college besides scholarships. Click to listen.


Private college costs up again but at slower rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tuition at private colleges and universities is up by 3.9 percent from last year. But while that rate is overll above overall inflation, it’s the smallest increase in at least four decades. […]


Colleges pledge to graduate additional 4 million

(AP) – Public colleges and universities are pledging they’ll produce an additional 3.8 million graduates by 2025, providing a major boost toward a national target of having 60 percent of adults hold a college degree. […]


U. of Texas orders evacuation, cites 'threats'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – The University of Texas has issued an alert on its website ordering an evacuation “due to threats on campus.” The alert posted shortly before 10 a.m. Friday says people on campus […]


Rebuttal on magazine's college rankings (audio)

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a best-selling author, consultant and speaker on issues that parents with college-bound teenagers face and also writes a blog called The College Solution. On the heels of the newest U.S. News and […]


More money lessons for your college student (audio)

How to plan ahead in case of an emergency, plus other tips for your college-bound kid from MarketWatch columnist Chuck Jaffe, with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee:


Six money lessons for your college student (audio)

Kids need money, knowledge and book smarts. So says MarketWatch columnist Chuck Jaffe. Having just taken his daughter to college in North Carolina, he offers financial tips for college-bound kids with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and […]




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