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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Student loans were canceled? Great, but you are still on the hook for taxes.

Federal students loans that are discharged aren’t taxable. But the IRS considers private student loans that are discharged as income and expects you to pay taxes on it.

Vanguard to transfer Variable Annuity business client service, account administration to third party

Vanguard will still invest the underlying portfolios for the annuities.

Saddled with big student loans? These companies help employees pay off school debt.

To attract and retain millennial hires, employers are offering to help pay their student loans.

$5.3 million in Pennsylvania student debt to be canceled as part of national lawsuit settlement

The settlement benefits former students of the now bankrupt-IIT Technical Institute, which was sued by a coalition of 44 states for “abusive lending practices.”

Philly city-wide innovation festival to be held in October

B.PHL Innovation promises to highlight the city's innovators.

Wharton student or alum? This MBA Fund could help your start-up.

Need money for a startup? If you graduated from Wharton, this fund may hear your pitch.

Amazon closing in on Google, Facebook digital ad market duopoly, Philly’s Harmelin agency says

The digital advertising market's changed so dramatically that companies can now follow consumers around with their ads in real-time.

Wharton School dean to leave for USC’s Marshall B-school in 2020

Garrett, who started his current role at Wharton in 2014, will be joining University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in Los Angeles as dean, effective July 1, 2020.

We break down Vanguard’s ‘How America Saves’ 2019 report

Most investors in the report lost money in 2018, but traded very little. But from 2013 to 2018, the record was far better. Median account balance rose by 78 percent over that period, reflecting the good economy and bull market.

Vanguard’s partnership profits for execs, employees rose 14.1 percent in 2018

Vanguard employees' profit sharing crushed the S&P 500 in 2018.