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

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

Are You Born With a Credit Score?

Credit 101

Are You Born With a Credit Score?

Are You Born With a Credit Score?

You may have heard that age impacts your credit, leading you to believe you’re born with a credit score. While it is true that age is a factor, it isn’t your age — it’s actually the age of your accounts that affects your credit scores. So, no, you aren’t born with credit scores (and may... Read More

A Few Extra Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Chances, Study Says, Especially for Women

Personal Finance

A Few Extra Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Chances, Study Says, Especially for Women

A Few Extra Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Chances, Study Says, Especially for Women

Getting soft around the middle may not just trigger a bout of self-consciousnesses — it could throw a wrench into your chances of landing a job. At least that’s according to a study recently published in the journal Plos One, which found weight gain can hamper a job applicant’s prospects, particularly if that applicant is female. The team of Scottish... Read More

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