7 Deadly Student Loan Sins

Students

7 Deadly Student Loan Sins

7 Deadly Student Loan Sins

We all know that higher education is expensive, but we also know the professional and personal growth it can provide. For many people, going to college means taking out student loans, a serious credit product that shouldn’t be entered into lightly. It’s a good idea to calculate the monthly student loan payments you will owe before… Read More

Will Student Loan Forgiveness Hurt My Credit?

Students

Will Student Loan Forgiveness Hurt My Credit?

Will Student Loan Forgiveness Hurt My Credit?

Last month, we heard from a reader who has been approved for student loan forgiveness but fears accepting it would damage the good credit he has worked hard to attain. He had tried to get answers but felt frustrated that he couldn’t seem to find out exactly how student loan forgiveness would be reported to… Read More

Student Loan Servicers Aren’t the Only Problem…

Students

Student Loan Servicers Aren’t the Only Problem…

Student Loan Servicers Aren’t the Only Problem…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday that it’s launching a public inquiry into student loan industry practices that make repayment “a stressful or harmful process for borrowers.” So, in its search for ways to make that repayment process something other than today’s less-than-awesome experience, the bureau is soliciting comments on student loan servicing policies,… Read More

3 Student Credit Card Mistakes

Credit Cards

3 Student Credit Card Mistakes

3 Student Credit Card Mistakes

Even though college campuses aren’t the playgrounds they used to be for card issuers recruiting customers, a lot of consumers still get their first credit cards as students. That means a lot of first-timer mistakes people make with credit cards coincide with a time in their life when they are just getting familiar with (or… Read More

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

Personal Finance

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

Now more than ever, our lives are filled with competing obligations. Every day we divide our time between work, caring for our families and friends, volunteering, improving our educations, running errands and working out — among many other things. It can be exhausting! At the end of the day, most of us just want to… Read More

4 Ways That Getting Out of Debt Can Go Terribly Wrong

Managing Debt

4 Ways That Getting Out of Debt Can Go Terribly Wrong

4 Ways That Getting Out of Debt Can Go Terribly Wrong

Debt isn’t something that can be fixed quickly. It takes time, perseverance, commitment to self-improvement and sometimes, a lot of trial and error. Unfortunately, many people fail to realize this and wind up devising some terrible plans to get themselves out of debt. So, to help you from making the same mistakes, I’ve listed four… Read More

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users

Identity Theft

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users

Credit card hackers are targeting Starbucks gift card and mobile payment users around the country — and stealing from consumers’ credit cards — with a new scam so ingenious they don’t even need to know the account number of the card they are hacking. Criminals are using Starbucks accounts to access consumers’ linked credit cards. Taking advantage… Read More

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