Want Americans to graduate college? Make it affordable.

Research from MIT's School Effectiveness & Inequality Initiative found making college more affordable cut dropout rates and boosted degree attainment.

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  • Many of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. require a postsecondary education, while college tuition rates continue to climb.
  • Recent research finds that making college more affordable improves bachelor degree attainment.
  • Aid recipients who benefit most are students from historically underrepresented groups.
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    Millennials reconsidering finances and future under COVID-19

    A new survey found that 27 percent of millennials are saving more money due to the pandemic, but most can't stay within their budgets.

  • Millennials have been labeled the "unluckiest generation in U.S. history" after the one-two financial punch of the Great Recession and the pandemic shutdowns.
  • A recent survey found that about a third of millennials felt financially unprepared for the pandemic and have begun saving.
  • To achieve financial freedom, millennials will need to take control of their finances and reinterpret their relationship with the economy.
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    AI and robotics are revolutionizing restaurant kitchens—here’s how you can invest

    Miso Robotics has already served up over 12,000 hamburgers.

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    • Quick service restaurants are facing growing labor, food, and real estate costs.
    • Miso Robotics is working with these restaurants to lower labor costs via automation.
    • Miso Robotics has already produced over 60,000 pounds of food with its revolutionary technology.
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    Learn the fundamentals of real estate for just $25

    The market is moving — dive in now.

    • The pandemic is accelerating real estate transactions into the digital age.
    • Despite an economic downturn, certain real estate markets are booming.
    • Professional real estate investment techniques are skills anyone can learn.
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    Income is tied to happiness and hope for the future

    Money can't buy happiness, but try being hopeful and broke at the same time.

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    • A new study finds money alone doesn't make people happy—they need some hope for the future too.
    • The study adds to the increasing pile of literature on the subject of how hope influences our wellbeing.
    • The findings, particularly on when this effect doesn't work, may have implications for future policy decisions.
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