Erin Arvedlund writes a weekly column for the Inquirer on investing and personal finance. Her first book was Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff (Penguin).

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Pa.'s FedLoan cited for ‘failed-call rate’ for student loans. U.S. Education Dept. ‘asleep at the wheel,’ report says.

FedLoan’s failure rate was 10.6 percent in April 2017, more than double the average of 4.3 percent for all services.

Why this New York Jets linebacker wants to help Penn undergrads manage their money

Before he got his degree from Wharton in 2013, Brandon Copeland wished he’d taken a personal finance course to learn the basics of budgeting, investing, and retirement planning.

Here’s how the Inquirer’s Vanguard retirement plan stacks up and what you can learn from it

One expert advises on how to pick among the Vanguard funds you get from your employer.

Here are free Philly-area tax filing sites for those earning less than $55K

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Campaign for Working Families kicked off what’s called the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) by opening more than 30 tax preparation sites across the region, including 18 in Philly.

These startups with Philly links can help you with student loans, before you borrow

Entrepreneurial companies like Frank and PayForEd are also helping parents and students tackle financial aid.

Popular ‘robo-advisor’ Betterment picks Philly for its first office outside New York; to hire 20 by end of 2019

The company, which manages nearly $15 billion in assets, plans to open a Philadelphia office as soon as February, according to founder Jon Stein.

Retired Community College of Philadelphia biology professor arrested in child porn investigation

Dino Fiabane, 73, was arrested Friday at his home in Lumberton, Burlington County, N.J.

The student-run Drexel Dragon Fund presents best investment ideas at NYSE

The student-run fund has averaged 11 percent a year in returns since 2007, and now manages $2.2 million.

Tributes to John Bogle pour in from SEC, retirees, and a Collegeville pizza parlor

Bogle launched what is today’s Vanguard S&P 500 Index Fund in the 1970s, and pioneered low-cost investing. His fans lionized him for that.

AG Josh Shapiro’s legal fight vs Navient, for-profit colleges heats up in Pa. | Debt Valley

Pa. is ground zero for student loan debt, and Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Navient Corp. one of the largest loan servicers, alleging that debtors were mislead and defrauded.