Why You Should Start Paying Interest on Student Loans Immediately

Students

Why You Should Start Paying Interest on Student Loans Immediately

Why You Should Start Paying Interest on Student Loans Immediately

Whether you’re just starting college or are entering your senior year, chances are you’ve taken out student loans somewhere along the way. With many student loans, you aren’t required to make payments at all until about six months after you’re no longer enrolled in school full-time. That’s a good thing, right? Well, maybe not. In... Read More

4 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Meal Planning Service

Personal Finance

4 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Meal Planning Service

4 Steps to Finding Your Perfect Meal Planning Service

My family’s recent subscription to a meal planning service has been a godsend. With my husband and I both working full time while raising our two children, cooking has been put on the back burner. We found ourselves eating out too much and when we did cook at home, we used the same recipes over... Read More

6 Ways to Stop Blowing Your Grocery Budget

Personal Finance

6 Ways to Stop Blowing Your Grocery Budget

6 Ways to Stop Blowing Your Grocery Budget

If you’re like many Americans, a large chunk of your budget is spent on food — maybe 10% or more. Percentagewise, we spend less on food than we did in the ‘60s, but 10% is not an insignificant portion of your income.That’s why so many money-saving articles focus on groceries as a great place to... Read More

The Pros & Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

Personal Finance

The Pros & Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

The Pros & Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

For years, the standard financial advice for couples was to combine their finances. All income, debts and expenditures belong to both parties, so why not put them together? Combining finances makes sense for many reasons, but not everyone wants to take this direction. If you’re preparing to tie the knot, you might wonder which option is... Read More

How Transferring a Balance Affects Your Credit Score

Credit Cards

How Transferring a Balance Affects Your Credit Score

How Transferring a Balance Affects Your Credit Score

Thinking of taking advantage of a balance transfer offer? It can be an excellent way to pay off your debt. But how will transferring a balance affect your credit score? And of what potential pitfalls should you be aware? It’s impossible to predict exactly how any one financial decision will affect your credit score. We can... Read More

How to Make Summer Camp Fit Your Family’s Budget

Personal Finance

How to Make Summer Camp Fit Your Family’s Budget

How to Make Summer Camp Fit Your Family’s Budget

Last summer, the New York Times ran a piece about families who can’t afford summer camp or other programs for their kids. It highlights a problem for many working parents: Summertime care for kids is expensive. This is especially true if your kids are in public school during the year. You suddenly go from paying... Read More

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