More Money Wednesday Roundup: Tax Credits & Hedge-Fund Flatulence
Personal finance from around the Web:
- If you are sending a kid to college next year, this is the week financial aid offers should be arriving from colleges and universities. To help cushion the blow of what can sometimes seem a paltry sum, here's advice on how to negotiate for more aid. [ABC News]
- Down to the wire for filing this year? Make sure to give these commonly forgotten tax credits a look before you throw in the towel. [MarketWatch]
- Rather than focus on the medical impact of not having health insurance, a new study looks at the financial impact. And guess what? It's bad. If a member of an uninsured family is struck by illness, the household will lose 22% to 51% of assets within two years. [The Huffington Post]
- Planning family vacation for summertime to cash in on cheaper flights might not be such a great money-saving device this upcoming season. Ticket prices on some travel sites are already 13.4 percent higher last summer's. Know what constitutes a "good deal" in today's airfare pricing so you can jump on it quickly. [Daily Finance]
- There's a financial-industry metaphor in here somewhere: A New York hedge fund manager has published a children's book all about a Mrs. Buttkiss -- a woman who has been holding in her, uh, flatulence, for a very, very long time. [City AM]
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