Retirement: How to help the grandkids pay for college

Grandparents: you can now help your grandkids pay for their college tuition! Investing in a 529 plan will you allow you to withdraw money for “qualified expenses” which include tuition, fees and room and board tax free! 529 plans are also unique in that they have high contribution limits. In this article, Sandra Block explains the benefits of this plan, and how you could make it as effective as possible to aid your grandchildren. Click here to read Block’s article.

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UIC startup makes sure mechanics can’t rip you off

Aman Choudhury and Roy Moran, two UIC students have recently made the bold attempt to uncover the on-goings of the auto repair industry. Together, they created Anautomy, a website where users have the ability to chat about the prices they paid for repairs at local auto shops. Choudhury and Moran won UIC’s 10th annual Challenge 2, and are working toward launching a new and improved version of their site in the near future. This brilliant idea is gaining its popularity ...

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New Global Fund to Help Countries Defend Tobacco Control

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A global fund is being launched to help developing countries establish and maintain laws against big tobacco companies. As of now the fund has $4 million dollars to allocate to different developing countries. The money is being provided by two philanthropies, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. While this is a great concept for developing countries, it hinders the business ...

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US Concern Over Israel Poll Rhetoric

With the new win of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, there comes concern for the US, UN and the EU. Mr. Netanyahu stated during his campaigning that he would not allow the creation of a Palestinian State, although all three powers; The US, UN and the EU all urge Mr. Netanyahu to allow a two-state solution. This issue between Israel and Palestine has been affecting hundreds and thousands of civilians for more than 20 years.

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