How Does Student Loan Forgiveness Work?

Students

How Does Student Loan Forgiveness Work?

How Does Student Loan Forgiveness Work?

The student loan forgiveness process can be murky at best. Which loans are eligible for forgiveness—federal loans or private loans? And when are they eligible? Should you hire a lawyer to help you with the process of reducing or eliminating your student debt? Can all of your debt be forgiven or just some of it?... Read More

3 Warning Signs Your Student Debt Is an Emergency

Students

3 Warning Signs Your Student Debt Is an Emergency

3 Warning Signs Your Student Debt Is an Emergency

The average monthly student loan payment is more than $350. This can be a strain on anyone’s budget, but for some, it’s unsustainable and things can go downhill—fast. If this sounds like an all-too-familiar struggle, you may have a student loan emergency on your hands. Here’s how to know for sure and what you can... Read More

10 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

Personal Finance

10 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

10 Ways to Get a Jump Start on Your Taxes

Tax season is fast approaching, with everyone’s employer due to send their W-2s by the end of January. Even though we’re still in the middle of the holiday season, it’s never too early to start getting ready to file your taxes. It’s helpful to be mindful of your taxes throughout the year, which will help... Read More

6 Ways to Make Your Family Harder to Hack 2018

Identity Theft

6 Ways to Make Your Family Harder to Hack 2018

6 Ways to Make Your Family Harder to Hack 2018

While there are a thousand resolution-worthy action items out there, the time is always now for the things that need to change in our lives. Never were truer words spoken when it comes to our potential vulnerability to hackers. The number of breaches and the granular nature of the data exposed in those attacks over... Read More

3 Credit Cards to Help Turn Your Credit Around

Credit Cards

3 Credit Cards to Help Turn Your Credit Around

3 Credit Cards to Help Turn Your Credit Around

[UPDATE: Some offers mentioned below have expired and/or are no longer available on our site. You can view the current offers from our partners in our credit card marketplace. DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] It may seem counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to improve below-average credit is to get a... Read More

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche: Which Is Really Best?

Managing Debt

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche: Which Is Really Best?

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche: Which Is Really Best?

In the world of personal finance, there are plenty of heated debates. Should you save for an emergency or pay off debt first? Is any debt “good” debt? Are balance transfers an acceptable way to pay off debt more quickly? And then there’s the classic argument: debt snowball vs. debt avalanche. Before we launch into... Read More

10 Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

Students

10 Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

10 Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

Student loans are a hot topic these days, with everyone wondering the same thing: How are current college students or recent college graduates going to repay theses debts? While millions of Americans have been navigating these waters for years, new graduates may be nervous about the total bill for their degree. Education is still a... Read More

10 Ways to Approach the Credit Talk When You’re Getting Married

Credit 101

10 Ways to Approach the Credit Talk When You’re Getting Married

10 Ways to Approach the Credit Talk When You’re Getting Married

Financial matters can be an uncomfortable or touchy subject to discuss with friends and loved ones. However, if you’re about to walk down the aisle with someone, it’s important to have an honest discussion about credit. After all, “till death do us part,” means you’re essentially inheriting each other’s credit for that long, too. Since... Read More

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