Claudia Buck

April 20, 2014

Personal Finance: When choosing colleges, how to calculate the money factor

It’s spring break time, which means thousands of high school seniors are contemplating their college choices for next fall. For college-bound kids and their families, here’s a look at some helpful tools to compare schools in dollar terms.

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Claudia Buck is the Personal Finance columnist and business editor at The Sacramento Bee. She's worked at The Bee since 2005. Amid the financial turmoil of the recent recession, she became the personal finance writer, helping readers cope with some of the confusing, daunting and perplexing aspects of managing our financial lives. She serves on the journalism advisory board of her alma mater, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Reach her at or 916-321-1968. Twitter: @Claudia_Buck.