Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Students

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump seems to be on the side of many indebted Americans — and some Democrats, actually — that the government shouldn’t profit from student loans, according to an interview he gave to The Hill. The Republican presidential hopeful generally hasn’t attracted descriptions like “empathetic” and “relatable,” but Trump’s opinion on federal student loan profits… Read More

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Credit Cards

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Discover is “streamlining” cardholder benefits, eliminating some perks that offered customers help in times of emergency. Starting Aug. 1, consumers with Discover credit cards will no longer have access to 24/7 travel assistance, which is essentially a hotline to help you deal with a slew of travel issues you may encounter; baggage delay insurance, which covers… Read More

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

Personal Finance

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

Making new purchases can make us feel good — but our wallets may feel differently. Luckily, there are bargain options to help satisfy your mind and your wallet simultaneously. Thrift stores are the most glamorous shopping venues, but you might be surprised at what you find. If you need some convincing, check out the multitude of reasons… Read More

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

If you think the words budget and fun don’t belong in the same sentence, you may be looking at budgeting all wrong. Sure, living on a budget isn’t as fun as going to an all-inclusive resort for a week wearing your new pair of shoes, but it doesn’t have to be drudgery either. In fact,… Read More

How to Price Your Home to Sell

Mortgages

How to Price Your Home to Sell

How to Price Your Home to Sell

Estimating your home’s value can be tricky — but doing it well can make a big difference in how quickly you are able to sell your home. When you are trying to attract buyers for your home, pricing and packaging are more important. Depending on your mortgage situation and your specific home, you can get to… Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Personal Finance

5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Sweat stains? Fading colors? Pilling? Missing buttons? We have all been there with our clothes, and it can be seriously frustrating. The average American spends roughly 4% of their household income on clothing every year — that can add up significantly when you’re on a tight budget. We’ve probably all heard that buying used at thrift… Read More

8 Tips for a Financially Sane Vacation

Personal Finance

8 Tips for a Financially Sane Vacation

8 Tips for a Financially Sane Vacation

Have you taken your summer vacation yet? Or has your vacation taken you? Some people travel on autopilot. You cart the kids off to Disneyland because you’re supposed to? Or, you fly to Europe because everyone says you should see Paris before you die. But what do you want? “Most of us don’t take the time to think about what would… Read More

10 Industries That Could Profit From the Ashley Madison Hack

Identity Theft

10 Industries That Could Profit From the Ashley Madison Hack

10 Industries That Could Profit From the Ashley Madison Hack

The hackers who broke into AshleyMadison.com, a meeting place for people seeking extra-marital affairs, recently made good on their threat, exposing their first hostage-victim, a Massachusetts man. There are 37 million more quivering masses of flesh where he came from, and the people behind the compromise have vowed to release all of their customer information… Read More

How Etsy Helped Me Pay Off $20K of Debt

Managing Debt

How Etsy Helped Me Pay Off $20K of Debt

How Etsy Helped Me Pay Off $20K of Debt

Their marriage had a less-than-ideal start. She had $20,000 in debt. He was about to lose his home, and the bank wouldn’t negotiate. He also had a student loan, a car loan and some credit card debt. When she moved to Cleveland to be with him, she’d be unemployed. He’d have to work overtime as… Read More

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