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CFPB’s “Know Before You Owe”: a financial ‘syllabus’ for student loans (part 2)

Student loans are one of the top three common sources of debt for many Americans. In fact, NPR reports Americans have about $1.3 trillion in student loan debt alone. That’s a scary figure! The reality of the debt situation is troubling for a number of reasons. Chief among them? The fact that many of those borrowers […]

Your Post-Grad Money Checklist — Are You Prepared?

After 12 years in school and another 4 years of college, you finally earned the right to toss your graduation cap in the air in celebration, only to have it come crashing down to the overwhelming reality of student loan debt, sky high living costs and major “adulting” decisions you feel painfully unprepared to handle. […]

Financial Advice All High School and College Graduates Must Know

Graduation is a thrilling and terrifying time for high school and college graduates alike. Even with four significant years separating those monumental moments, five basic pieces of financial wisdom hold true for both sets of graduates. Financial advice for recent graduates:

10 Smart Tips for Repaying Student Loans

With the cost of college increasing every year, tens of millions of students rely on loans to cover the rising expense of tuition, fees, books, and room and board. The average 2014 college graduate has $33,000 in student loan debt, more than any previous class. While repaying student loans is never easy, we have 10 […]

5 Money Lessons for Millennials Other Generations Can Learn From

Generation Y has been called lazy, entitled know-it-alls. But the harsh reality is that this generation also graduated into one of the toughest job markets with some of the highest student loan debt, so they’ve had to be scrappy to find their financial footing in an uncertain economic climate. As a result, today’s twenty and […]

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit report and credit score are two of the most vital measurements of your financial health. Tweet this Properly caring for them puts you in the position to save thousands of dollars during the course of your life. Why? Because your credit report and credit score play a large role in determining how high […]

Weekly Favorites: Paying Bills — You’re Doing it Wrong, plus more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 20, 2014 Drowning in Student Loan Debt via CNN Money I am my family’s first college graduate. The choices I had were: staying on in the housing projects where I grew up, or student loans. So I took the loans to improve my life. Since I graduated in December, I have […]

Weekly Favorites: College Financing’s Secret Weapon—Granny and Grandpa, and more

TaxACT Weekly Favorites:  June 6, 2014 Paying For College: A 21-Step Guide To Preserving Wealth via Forbes If you are the parent of a college-bound child—of any age—you should be thinking right now about how your family will finance the degree. The difference between doing it right and not doing it right could easily be […]

10 Essential Tips to Make Filing a FAFSA Easy

Filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an important step when getting ready for college. These tips can make filing the application for financial aid easier. If you or someone in your household is planning to go to college, you’ve probably heard of FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA […]