Recent Posts by Mark Kenison

How To Clean Up The Student Loan Mess

This is a great article written by Susan Dynarski, a University of Michigan professor. Student loans are central to financing college educations, yet millions of borrowers are in default. That is clear evidence that the system is in dire need of improvement. In fact, new research on student loans is reinforcing a key lesson of behavioral economics:…
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If You Move To This State, They’ll Help You Pay Off Your Student Debt

Maine is offering student debt relief to graduates who live and work in the state. Known for its lobster and lighthouses, Maine also has one of the oldest populations in the U.S. — the median age in the state is 43, around five years older than the rest of the country. To attract younger workers, Maine is providing…
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Protecting Yourself From Long-Term Care Costs

The cost of healthcare has been a big topic in the media for many years now.  But a big part of healthcare that doesn't get talked about very much is long-term care.  Long-term care is part of healthcare, but it's not really medical care.  It's for people who need help with the activities of daily…
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5 Ways To Beat Taxes

Winston Churchill said, "We contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." Unfortunately, many of our government officials today don't see it that way.  Now don't get the idea that I'm against taxes.  I agree…
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