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For many people, tax time is one of the most complicated times of the year. April 15 is a busy time for accountants and tax preparers, but it’s also a stressful time for most people. If you’re a student, you might not know what to do – especially if you have scholarships and grants. Do […]
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Keeping a financial New Year’s resolution takes… well, resolve. So many people aim for the moon, only to give up before they finish building a rocket ship. Those promises you make to yourself every January may seem like a done deal at the time, but ask yourself: How are you doing on last year’s resolutions? […]
There’s no particular reason why the new year ushers in change for so many people. It’s an arbitrary designation, and nothing really changes when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st. But much like moving to a new city, starting a new job or making new friends, a new year can provide the spark we […]
Your uncle, your cousin, your boss at work – it seems like everyone these days has student loans. They must give them out to anyone who asks, right? Not necessarily. While the requirements to receive student loans aren’t particularly restrictive, there are certain criteria you must meet before being considered. This is different at the […]
Student loans affect millions of Americans, many of whom struggle to make their payments every month. Besides income-based repayment options and refinancing, there are few options for those barely squeezing by. However, one that is rarely discussed, but still applies to some borrowers, is student loan discharge. Discharging student loans is still a fuzzy concept for […]
When my husband and I combined our finances, our first goal was to start saving for an emergency fund. At that point, we were planning to quit our jobs, move to Colorado and become self-employed. To do that, we really needed an emergency fund as a safety net…but we would also need a “go to hell” […]
Student loan debt is a particularly dangerous financial burden, because it’s usually the first form of debt someone encounters. It’s also one of the largest. It can be hard for an 18-year-old high school grad to grasp the reality of that debt, and many freshman find themselves treating their loans as free money. That usually […]
When most people take on student loans, they don’t tend to factor divorce into their repayment plan. It’s hard to imagine getting divorced when you’re that you’re young and getting student loans – and harder to imagine it happening before you pay off your student loans. Could life after college be so cruel? But like it […]
People with student loans often feel like they’re in a hole that prevents them from living life to the fullest. But contrary to popular belief, you can still live a normal life while paying back your debt – including owning a home. It might not be easy, but you can save while paying back your […]