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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jun 13 2018

Investors make costly mistake if they ignore fees

CHICAGO Individual investors could be throwing away as much as $7 billion a year on expensive index funds that are no better than cheaper funds - without even realizing it.

Jun 07 2018

College pay-off seems elusive for many U.S. young people

CHICAGO When Scott Petracco graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in biology eight years ago, he thought he would quickly get a job in a laboratory and pay off $30,000 in student loans. | Video

May 23 2018

Daycare costs harder to afford than college for many

The nation’s fertility rate hit a record low in 2017, and one has to wonder: Could the cost of raising children be discouraging a generation that was choked by the Great Recession?

May 03 2018

The myth of outliving your retirement savings

CHICAGO - (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

May 09 2018

Happy Mother's Day - paying the 'motherhood penalty'

CHICAGO - If mom arrives at this year’s Mother’s Day gathering looking like she needs less stress and more relaxation, resist the urge to tell her to leave her job.

Apr 26 2018

Column: Head to the career office before you pick a college

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

Apr 18 2018

St. Louis Fed study questions college as the great race equalizer

CHICAGO Shavondra Britton had a pretty typical high school experience.

Apr 04 2018

Think twice about retirement when picking a kid's college

CHICAGO No parent wants to be the spoiler of big college dreams.

Mar 28 2018

Up your game if you want to negotiate for financial aid

CHICAGO If you are thinking about negotiating your university-bound child's financial aid offers, you had better start working on your pitch.

Mar 21 2018

Do not panic if you cannot pay your tax bill

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

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