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

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

Students

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

When Jeff Neal’s wife told him she wanted to quit her job to stay at home with their kids, he had to think about how to make one income work. With over $21,000 in student loans, there wasn’t much extra money lying around. Losing another income stream would be difficult. But rather than give up... Read More

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

Personal Finance

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

Are your student loans keeping you from taking a much-needed vacation? While many put off planning a trip to pay down their loans, others find ways to do both. Student loans don’t need to feel like handcuffs restricting you from the excitement of traveling to a new or favorite destination. With a little discipline and... Read More

Moving to One of These 9 States Could Save You Thousands

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Moving to One of These 9 States Could Save You Thousands

Moving to One of These 9 States Could Save You Thousands

Each year, taxpayers pay trillions in income taxes. In fact, the government collected approximately $3 trillion last year. If you’re like most taxpayers, you owe both federal and state taxes, which means an even bigger chunk of your paycheck goes to the government. When you’re carrying debt — whether it’s student loans or a credit... Read More

How to Build Wealth After Graduation

Students

How to Build Wealth After Graduation

How to Build Wealth After Graduation

You’ve just graduated college and you’d like to be wealthy someday. Problem is, you have no clue how to make it happen. First, you’re broke and may be drowning in student loans. Second, no matter what the experts might say, it feels like there are tons of fellow grads fighting over a handful of jobs.... Read More

10 Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

10 Ways to Reduce Your Student Loan Debt

Student loans are an enormous economic burden for Americans, coming in right behind mortgages as the largest kind of consumer debt. And although student debt is often used as a political talking point, you can rest assured that for now, your student loans aren’t going away. There are, however, some ways you can reduce the... Read More

6 High-Paying Careers That May Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

Students

6 High-Paying Careers That May Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

6 High-Paying Careers That May Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

Prestigious career fields such as law and medicine earn some of the highest salaries in the country. Unfortunately, they also go hand in hand with major student loan debt, which can have a serious impact on your finances. (You can see how your debt is affecting your credit by viewing two of your credit scores... Read More

7 Effective Ways to Lower Your Student Loan Payments

Students

7 Effective Ways to Lower Your Student Loan Payments

7 Effective Ways to Lower Your Student Loan Payments

Nobody takes out student loans expecting to have trouble repaying them. But once the realities of post-college life set in, many borrowers do find that keeping up on payments is a struggle. In fact, more Americans are burdened by student loan debt than ever, with a delinquency rate of 11.2%. And that doesn’t include many... Read More

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