Contributed by Karen Smith
Personalized College Choice

Did you know the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened a one-stop complaint center for all credit-card-related issues? The sole purpose of the CSPB is to protect the rights of consumers and be an advocate for them.You can register your complaint on the home page at CFPB


Contributed by Danielle Brinkman, CPA

There's not much time left to lower your 2011 tax bill.  Some actions you might consider before year-end: 

  • Prepay college tuition youll owe for the first semester of 2012.  This year you can deduct up to $4,000 for higher education expenses.  Income limits apply.