Can I Use One Loan to Pay Off Another?

Managing Debt

Can I Use One Loan to Pay Off Another?

Can I Use One Loan to Pay Off Another?

Many of us have been there. Just when debt payments seem to storm down on you in an insurmountable way, you receive an offer for a lower interest loan or credit card. Sometimes the offer comes with 0% interest for a certain period of time. Sometimes, the line of credit extended is enormous. At least... Read More

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

Students

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

When you start repaying a student loan, it’s a bit of a buzzkill to see a large chunk of money come out of your bank account. Month after month, you kiss that $350 goodbye (or whatever your regular payment is), trying not to think about everything else you could’ve used it for. Eventually, you get... Read More

Americans Are Going to Spend a Scary Amount of Money This Halloween

Personal Finance

Americans Are Going to Spend a Scary Amount of Money This Halloween

Americans Are Going to Spend a Scary Amount of Money This Halloween

Halloween spending expectations are soaring higher than a witch’s broomstick this year. After a long summer and heightened consumer confidence, total spending for the spooky season is expected to reach a record $8.4 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey. This is the highest amount in the survey’s 11-year history. More than 171 million... Read More

Marriott Officially Owns Starwood: Here’s How It’s Affecting Your Rewards Program

Personal Finance

Marriott Officially Owns Starwood: Here’s How It’s Affecting Your Rewards Program

Marriott Officially Owns Starwood: Here’s How It’s Affecting Your Rewards Program

Marriott International has officially completed the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the hotel chain announced in a press release on Friday. This makes Marriott the largest hotel company in the world. If you are a member of the Marriott Rewards program — which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards — or Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG)... Read More

10 Money Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

Personal Finance

10 Money Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

10 Money Mistakes You Might Not Know You’re Making

If you take a look at your spending, are you really being as smart as possible? It may seem like it at first glance, but if you really sit down and think about it, you may be actually making mistakes with your finances and not even realize it. This can mean you’re overspending or missing opportunities... Read More

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