A Quick Guide to Whether You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

Students

A Quick Guide to Whether You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

A Quick Guide to Whether You Should Refinance Your Student Loans

College graduates with a history of earnings and good credit may be able to save a significant amount of money by refinancing their student loans at lower interest rates, but less than half of Millennials are taking advantage of refinancing, consolidation, or other options to get a better deal. Granted, refinancing is not for everyone. It’s best... Read More

6 Ways Student Loans Could Impact Your Credit Score

Students

6 Ways Student Loans Could Impact Your Credit Score

6 Ways Student Loans Could Impact Your Credit Score

When most 18-year-old college freshmen sign on the dotted line to take out federal student loans, they’re not thinking about credit scores. They’re thinking about class schedules, life goals and avoiding the infamous “freshman fifteen.” But the truth is that student loans can (and do) impact your credit scores from the very moment you take them... Read More

6 Ways to Keep Costs for a College Degree Less Than $10K

Students

6 Ways to Keep Costs for a College Degree Less Than $10K

6 Ways to Keep Costs for a College Degree Less Than $10K

Student loan debt has reached a record high of $1.3 million for Americans, and it’s rippling through the economy. Analysts say student loan debts are effecting everything from retail spending to mortgage loans because people have less spare cash. But that doesn’t mean you should toss away the idea of going to college: College degrees still... Read More

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

Students

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

When you start repaying a student loan, it’s a bit of a buzzkill to see a large chunk of money come out of your bank account. Month after month, you kiss that $350 goodbye (or whatever your regular payment is), trying not to think about everything else you could’ve used it for. Eventually, you get... Read More

Can I Get a Mortgage With Student Loan Debt?

Mortgages

Can I Get a Mortgage With Student Loan Debt?

Can I Get a Mortgage With Student Loan Debt?

OK, so you’ve graduated college, gotten a decent job and would absolutely love to buy a house. You might even be crashing open houses in the neighborhoods on your buy list, binging on pretzels and chatting with real estate agents just to get the warm fuzzy associated with buying your own piece of the planet. The... Read More

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