Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - If you have children and grandchildren, you have no doubt made it your goal to provide guidance, pass on your personal knowledge and build a foundation that ensures their comfort and security. You probably started by teaching your children early on how they could save money, shop wisely and make sound financial decisions. You won’t always be around to offer new lessons, but there is a way you can ensure that your family will be protected.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:08 am
(NewsUSA) - When it comes to paying for college education, careful planning and budgeting are musts.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) As thousands of high school graduates prepare for college, more than a few households are coping with “sticker shock” when it comes to higher education costs. And many students are leaving universities not only with a degree, but a mountain of debt.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Any high school student planning to attend college should have a good plan for financing that degree, to avoid unnecessary debt.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - If you’ve just finished high school and you’re headed to college, or if you’re an adult student looking to go back to school, chances are you’ve thought about student debt. You’re not alone.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 am
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ April jobs report showed mixed results. When analyzed from a California-specific perspective, the BLS and other economic data continue negative.
Friday, February 7, 2014 8:06 am
The idea of owning your home is an exciting one, but how do you know if you’re ready? These eight questions may help you decide if you are ready now or have some work to do to prepare yourself for a future home purchase. These questions were provided from Realtor.com and will be very helpful in making the decision.
Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Planning and budgeting are important all year long, but focusing on one’s finances becomes even more of a priority around the holidays.
Friday, May 17, 2013 3:06 pm
As Lodi’s high schools prepare to graduate their senior classes, students will be excitedly looking ahead — perhaps with some apprehension — to the rest of their lives. For many, their futures will include continuing their educations at a four-year university. But the road ahead will be fraught with heavy expense that will present a financial burden to most.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:00 am
File your free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. You can complete it online at fafsa.ed.gov or fill out a printed form and mail it. In some cases, you can apply directly through your school. You'll need information from your parents' tax return to complete the application, so ask them to file early.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:00 am
School board members are technically volunteers, but state law allows for them to get a monthly stipend.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 9:53 am
With school in session, now is a good time to sign up for sports and music lessons to keep your child active in the afternoons. But the price tag for ballet class or a season of football can add up quickly.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 12:00 am
Emily Fant, 25, grew up in Lodi and attended Tokay High School. After graduation in 2005, she spent two years at San Joaquin Delta College, and then transferred to the University of Chattanooga in Tennessee. Fant took out student loans to cover most of her tuition.
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am
The performance of California higher education is continuing to
decline, according to the findings of a new report by the Institute
for Higher Education Leadership & Policy at California State
Monday, June 28, 2010 12:00 am
With 2010 just around the corner, making more money and saving
as much as possible will likely top many New Year's resolution
lists. To help achieve this resolution, here are our Top 5 Year-End
Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:00 pm
Q: I recently bought a bank-owned home. It was in a great
neighborhood, good school district, and seemed perfect for my kids
and me. It did need some work, but it was mostly cosmetics I wanted
to upgrade before we moved in, such as changing the kitchen tile
floors, the kitchen counters, and the bathroom sink and
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:00 pm
Baby boomers - the largest, healthiest and wealthiest group ever
appearing on the U. S. growth landscape - never met a loan they
didn't like. After leveraging appreciation and location in their
starter and move-up homes to pay for cars, college tuitions and
trips, their home probably holds most of the equity in their
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:00 pm
Maybe it's just the point in our lives, but it seems that the
availability of home mortgage money mirrors that of college
tuition: There are some terrific programs for the needy, the
wealthy always find a way, but those in the huge middle category
often have few options.
Friday, February 6, 2009 10:00 pm
Dear Readers: I recently did a column on
reinstating the draft - with non-military options. I spoke of the
apathy, entitlement and lack of practical skills that define many
youth today, and how, through mandatory national service, we could
not only repair America's crumbling infrastructure and meet an
array of unfunded social needs, but youth would receive a life-long
work ethic and financial perks to launch them into adulthood.
Sunday, April 6, 2008 10:00 pm
In a desk drawer, I keep a small dictionary that I have used
since my school years. I know in today's Internet world that a
dictionary is odd, but I still use it and today I used it to look
for two words - fee and tax.
Friday, February 15, 2008 10:00 pm
Melissa Levy, 17, was stoked when she found out she won a
$10,000 scholarship to University of the Pacific earlier this month
in honor of her success as an Academic Decathlete.
Sunday, March 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Note to readers: This column is in response to our editorial
earlier this month supporting the exploration of a redevelopment
agency. It is written by Jane Lea, a former council candidate,
activist and long-time Lodi resident.
Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:00 pm
What to do with property, money and other items when you die
might be the farthest thing from an 18-year-old person's mind. It
might even seem distant to a married couple who own a house and
have young children.
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:00 pm
Amanda Reynolds, 16, emerges from the dark theater holding a
broom and a dust pan. It is her third week of employment at Lodi
Stadium 12 Cinemas, and she enjoys her job.
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