5 Things You Might Not Know About Uber

Personal Finance

5 Things You Might Not Know About Uber

5 Things You Might Not Know About Uber

The ride-sharing service Uber is available in more than 150 U.S. cities (not to mention many more across 43 countries), so there’s a good chance you’ve used Uber, or heard of it, at the very least. There are plenty of opinions out there about Uber. Some people swear by it. Others have had experiences so… Read More

The States With the Highest Student Loan Default Rates

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The States With the Highest Student Loan Default Rates

The States With the Highest Student Loan Default Rates

The national student loan default rate declined this year, but that’s not saying much, considering 13.7% of borrowers defaulted on their loans within three years of entering repayment. The Education Department released this data over the summer, and while much of the news coverage focused on the drop in the three-year default rate (it was 14.7%… Read More

Are You Afraid to Apply for Credit?

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Are You Afraid to Apply for Credit?

Are You Afraid to Apply for Credit?

About 1 in 5 (19%) people haven’t applied for credit because they were afraid of being turned down, according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances. Even more surprising: That number is larger than the group who said they were turned down for credit when they applied (16.4%)! Those two numbers likely indicate consumers… Read More

4 of the Priciest Car Repairs

Auto Loans

4 of the Priciest Car Repairs

4 of the Priciest Car Repairs

What better incentive to stay up on your car’s regularly scheduled maintenance than the possibility of having to pay through the nose for a costly repair? If you’re the kind of driver who never changes the oil, never rotates the tires, and never thinks about anything other than keeping the tank full of gas, odds are you’ve… Read More

Is Now the Right Time to Go Back to School?

Students

Is Now the Right Time to Go Back to School?

Is Now the Right Time to Go Back to School?

With application deadlines quickly approaching, you may be debating about whether to go back to school. Between considering the financial implications of college or graduate school tuition and the career benefits you hope to reap, this decision depends entirely on your personal situation. It’s important to consider the reasons you want to return to school… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Down Payments

Mortgages

Everything You Need to Know About Down Payments

Everything You Need to Know About Down Payments

When you are ready to buy your first home, financing this large purchase may seem overwhelming. Getting educated about the homebuying process can help you ensure you are neither overspending, nor over-borrowing. You often hear people say they are saving up for a home. What they usually mean is they are saving up cash to put… Read More

How to Network Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

Personal Finance

How to Network Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

How to Network Even When You’re Not Looking for a Job

The magic of networking is one of the most important assets a worker can have. But what can networking really provide you? This term, which essentially means meeting others and making an impression or forming a bond, is often cited as an important part of the job search. But aside from the obviously desired interview or… Read More

Are DIY Home Renovations a Good Idea?

Personal Finance

Are DIY Home Renovations a Good Idea?

Are DIY Home Renovations a Good Idea?

My life (or at least my TV habits) changed last year when I bought a new house, moved in my 79-year-old mother and discovered that cable television was going to be essential for her to get her favorite religious channel. And you know what else I discovered? HGTV. Some people like cars; I like houses…. Read More

Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays

Personal Finance

Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays

Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays

While the holiday season conjures thoughts of joy and family celebration, for those in credit card debt, it can be a stressful time. This year, don’t let spending and debt fears interfere with your cheer. Consider the following ways to manage and reduce your personal debts while enjoying holiday traditions. First, Tacke Your Everyday Budget Before you… Read More

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