TheStreet: Student Debt, Midlife Overspending, Microsoft Rising
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Why Johnny Can't Pay His Student Loans
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Young people face a cruel irony. Most can't land a decent job without a college education, yet many graduates are locked into poorly paying positions that don't permit repayment of student loans.
For two generations, college price tags have risen much faster than inflation and families' ability to pay. More importantly, costs have leaped faster than what graduates can earn over working lifetimes, and many diplomas do not offer a positive return on investment, as measured by graduates' ability to service their debt.
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How to Save on Your Midlife Crisis
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Ask people how much their mental health is worth and most will tell you that you can't put a price tag on sanity. Ask someone who's recently gone through a midlife crisis, though, and you might get a different answer entirely.
Regret is a hard pill to swallow at any age, but when an expensive decision is designed to make life better for the 40-something American who's lost his or her sense of youth and vigor, the bitter aftertaste can put a person's entire retirement in jeopardy.
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How Microsoft Is Scaring Apple
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Anyone holding their breath on the hopes that software giant Microsoft(MSFT) will once again dominate the tech sector as it did in the mid-to-late 90s should also consider investing in some scuba gear to find that ship that has long sailed -- if not sunken entirely.
The sustained dominance of Apple(AAPL) and Google(GOOG) will see to it that this ship remains only for discoveries in future business schools.
n the flip-side, it has also become quite clear to me that Mr. Softy has no intentions of affirming any of its tombstone epithets -- all of which now appear as having been grossly premature. But remarkably, Wall Street has yet to take notice of not only what Microsoft is today, but where it will likely be tomorrow and well into the future.
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