The 10 Cheapest States for Day Care

Personal Finance

The 10 Cheapest States for Day Care

The 10 Cheapest States for Day Care

So you did your research, filled out applications and survived the interview process. Congratulations! Your child is off to the best day care in town. (Yes, day care is now this involved. It certainly wasn’t like that when we were kids!) But with this accomplishment comes a seriously hefty price tag. The Economic Policy Institute recently released data about child care... Read More

The Ugly Truth About the Federal Direct Student Loan Program

Students

The Ugly Truth About the Federal Direct Student Loan Program

The Ugly Truth About the Federal Direct Student Loan Program

The Department of Education recently published a series of performance summaries for its Federal Direct, Federal Family Education and Perkins student loan programs. A little more than $1.2 trillion is due from roughly 42 million students, who owe an average $29,000 each. The most comprehensive of these reports pertains to $855 billion in Federal Direct... Read More

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

Managing Debt

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

We hear it over and over: “Debt is bad! Don’t get into debt!” But while we know this, many of us don’t listen. I don’t know why. Even I knew better and lead myself down a path of financial ruin. (Thankfully, I’ve recovered and won’t allow it to happen again) The thing is, I fell... Read More

How to Make Early Retirement a Reality

Personal Finance

How to Make Early Retirement a Reality

How to Make Early Retirement a Reality

Sometimes you might feel as though you are chained to a job for the next 20, 30 or 40 years and there’s no way out. If that describes you, I have some great news. It’s not necessarily true. If you are willing to think outside the box and take decisive action, you can retire decades... Read More

Help! I Owe Money on My Taxes & I Can’t Pay

Personal Finance

Help! I Owe Money on My Taxes & I Can’t Pay

Help! I Owe Money on My Taxes & I Can’t Pay

If you know you owe taxes but can’t pay right away, don’t despair. There are options, although some are admittedly better than others. Here a few ways to take care of your tax debt so it doesn’t come back to haunt you. Failing to pay your taxes can lead to a tax lien on your credit reports, which... Read More

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