8 Reasons Millennials Are Choosing Tiny Homes

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8 Reasons Millennials Are Choosing Tiny Homes

8 Reasons Millennials Are Choosing Tiny Homes

Millennials get a bad rep. While the internet is busy circulating speculative articles about how the millennial generation is killing off napkins and fabric softener, members of that generation are just trying to scrounge enough money to keep up with increasing housing costs. Tiny homes offer an exciting living option somewhere between renting and buying... Read More

How to Deal With An Unexpected Medical Bill

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How to Deal With An Unexpected Medical Bill

How to Deal With An Unexpected Medical Bill

Article Updated June 6, 2018 Mia Taylor In a perfect world, unexpected medical bills would be paid for from a rainy day savings account, money you’ve specifically set aside for life’s many unplanned expenses. Unfortunately, however, not everyone has such an account. And those who do, may not necessarily have enough cash accumulated to cover... Read More

Considering a Credit Card for Your Teenager? Read This First

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Considering a Credit Card for Your Teenager? Read This First

Considering a Credit Card for Your Teenager? Read This First

Everyone from Dave Ramsey to your neighbor down the street has an opinion about whether teenagers should have credit cards. But the fact is many already do. According to a TransUnion survey, 19% of teens have a credit card. If you want to introduce your child to the world of credit while being mindful of... Read More

How to Plan a Debt-Free Summer Vacation

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How to Plan a Debt-Free Summer Vacation

How to Plan a Debt-Free Summer Vacation

Article Updated June 5, 2018 by Brian Acton Vacations can be prohibitively expensive, a cruel truth for Americans who want to travel but don’t have the money. Many will resort to borrowing; a 2017 Learnvest survey found that 74% of Americans have gone into debt for a vacation, with the average debt accrued per trip... Read More

The Impact of Student Debt on the Millennial Mindset

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The Impact of Student Debt on the Millennial Mindset

The Impact of Student Debt on the Millennial Mindset

The national student loan debt in America is at a record high of $1.45 trillion. It’s an almost mind boggling number. And it becomes even more staggering when looked at another way: there are 45 million student loan borrowers in this country, each of whom owes an average of $27,975 in educational debt. This colossal... Read More

Late Credit Card Payments Come with Consequences

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Late Credit Card Payments Come with Consequences

Late Credit Card Payments Come with Consequences

Late credit card payments have both short-term and long-lasting consequences. You should avoid missing your payment due date, as it could result in financial penalties and damage to your credit for years to come. Here are four potential consequences of a late credit card payment. Late Fees Most credit card companies will slap you with... Read More

Internships: When is the Cost Not Worth the Experience?

Personal Finance

Internships: When is the Cost Not Worth the Experience?

Internships: When is the Cost Not Worth the Experience?

Summer is right around the corner, and many college students who see graduation looming on the horizon use the break from school as a time to take an internship in their field. While internships offer valuable “real world” experience and have seemed to become almost mandatory in many fields, internships often provide very little pay,... Read More

4 Things You Must Do Before You Lease a Car

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4 Things You Must Do Before You Lease a Car

4 Things You Must Do Before You Lease a Car

Article Updated May 31, 2018 by Brian Acton Getting a new car is a big decision, and you should choose your next vehicle carefully. But if you think finding the right car is difficult, deciding whether to lease or buy can be even more overwhelming. While leasing isn’t for everyone, it does offer a few... Read More

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