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Making Extra Student Loan Payments Won’t Help Pay Down Your Debt, Thanks to This Sneaky Trick
Today, Jul 22

Making Extra Student Loan Payments Won’t Help Pay Down Your Debt, Thanks to This Sneaky Trick

According to the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Debt, seven out of 10 college seniors graduate school with debt. No one knows better than young jobseekers that paying off students loans is a major priority. So imagine your surprise when you discover that the extra loan payments you have been sending to your loan servicer aren’t helping pay your debt

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How to Milk Your Next Home Inspection to Make Every Square Inch Count

How to Milk Your Next Home Inspection to Make Every Square Inch Count

“Who you gonna call?” In the 1980s, if you feared ghosts were stalking your house, you called Ghostbusters. Today, the refrain means something far different. If you fear that the picture-perfect house you’ve got your eye on to buy might be haunted by defects — faulty construction, improper electrical wiring, inefficient insulation, a suspect roof,

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One Life-Changing Way to Invest In Your Future If You’re Only Making Minimum Wage
Yesterday, Jul 21

One Life-Changing Way to Invest In Your Future If You’re Only Making Minimum Wage

If you’re only making minimum wage — or making only what you need to support yourself — how do you invest in your future? Even if the answer is to invest in yourself by going to school, how do you afford the expense of education without indenturing your future to student loans? Anyone without advanced schooling and

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How SWAG Can Help You Build Wealth and Become a Better Investor

How SWAG Can Help You Build Wealth and Become a Better Investor

You can put your money in the bank. You can buy a chunk of real estate. You can buy stocks and pray they go up. Or you can do what investors have been doing for centuries, and get yourself some SWAG. Despite its more contemporary slang association, in the more staid investment world SWAG isn’t

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What You Should Never Do With Your Bank Account If You Are Moving Abroad

What You Should Never Do With Your Bank Account If You Are Moving Abroad

Moving is stressful enough — imagine having to pack up your belongings to settle down in a new country! Beyond the logistics of actually packing up and moving, you have to take care of your financial responsibilities, too. There’s the car note you have to pay off, Sallie Mae wants your student loans payments, and

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12 Slick Day Trading Rules All Rookies Should Follow for a Bigger Return
Jul 20

12 Slick Day Trading Rules All Rookies Should Follow for a Bigger Return

The prospect of making quick money lures many to the world of day trading. The participants in this game, besides professional traders, can be retirees, executives, teachers, small business owners, housewives, etc. who try and make a fortune through their computer screens. Remember, the profits which may draw you to day trading are virtual and

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Why You Should Never Sign on the Dotted Line Until You Know These 4 Contract Essentials
Jul 18

Why You Should Never Sign on the Dotted Line Until You Know These 4 Contract Essentials

Over your lifetime, you’ll be asked to sign lots of contracts – perhaps agreeing to purchase a home, a car or to join a trendy new gym or online dating service. But have you ever given more than a moment’s thought to what this legal document actually is and requires from you? More importantly, do you know the

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5 Ways Millennials Must Kick-Start a Budget to Avoid Living With Their Parents Until Age 40
Jul 17

5 Ways Millennials Must Kick-Start a Budget to Avoid Living With Their Parents Until Age 40

It’s no surprise that many 20-somethings aren’t good with their money. Fresh out of college (or soon to be) with piles of student debt to repay, young adults entering the real world find themselves in a tough financial situation. Having lived through the worst recession since the Great Depression, millennials might be reluctant to invest

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How to Make the Most of Your Inheritance So You Won’t Be Fortune’s Fool

How to Make the Most of Your Inheritance So You Won’t Be Fortune’s Fool

After penny-pinching and living paycheck to paycheck for years, you get a call informing you that you’ve inherited $1 million or $100,000 or $50,000 or even $5,000. Does it really matter how much? All you know is, it’s more money than you’ve seen or experienced in a long time. This scenario is not as far-fetched

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Why Winning Free Tuition from a Contest Costs You More Than You’d Think
Jul 16

Why Winning Free Tuition from a Contest Costs You More Than You’d Think

Parents and children alike both know that in order to attend college, the first hurdle is to get accepted — the second is piecing together enough money to afford it. While, there are tax-advantaged programs parents can use to preemptively save for their children’s higher education expenses, many students rely on assistance from Federal Student Aid.

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