VIDEO: Couple Goes Public About a Homeless Man’s Good Deed and Change His Life

BY: - 26 Mar '13 | On the Web

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The story about a homeless man who opted not to sell the diamond ring dropped in his change cup is warming hearts across the nation. Billy Ray Harris of Missouri returned a diamond ring that fell off the hand of a woman who had given him change. Despite being offered $4,000 when he showed it a jeweler Harris decided to do what was right. In turn what he has gotten far exceeds the $4,000 lump sum he would have been given. As reported by TODAY and featured on The Huffington Post, Harris was reunited with his family on the show.

Harris captured the hearts of readers in February soon after Darling and her husband, Bill Krejci, went public with his good deed. They launched a fundraiser to show their gratitude and it has since collected more than $187,000.
“Watching you on the news the other day brought tears to my eyes because I thought of what so many others would have done,” Volanda Shields, a donor who gave $1,000, wrote on Harris’ GiveForward page.

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Today Harris has a home, a job, and now he has his family back. For more on this story visit The Huffington Post.

BMWK — Do you think most people would not have done what Harris did?

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Future Debt a Concern for Students Considering College

BY: - 27 Mar '13 | On the Web

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At one time, at the forefront of the decision on where to go to college was some dialogue on the college’s reputation. Depending on what you were looking to get your degree in, one would opt to pick a school that was “known” for such. For those who were looking to get in on the social scene the school’s reputation when it came to school involvement and engagement might have played a role in the deciding factor. However, with college feeling out of reach for many young people today their main focus is how much debt they will acquire during the course of their academic education. Given that student loans are a reality for most students it makes sense that they would be concerned about how much debt they would have at their time of graduation.

In a Princeton Review study 39 percent of students were “concerned that their college degree and the associated bills not sink them into hopeless debt.”

The fact that students are now giving debt more thought even before entering college will hopefully result in more conversations about finances long before the FAFSAs are sent. For more on this survey visit The Huffington Post.

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