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Should You Save for a House or Pay Down Student Loan Debt? Find out whether it is a smarter move to save for a new house or pay off your student loans. Learn what questions to ask regarding home affordability, debt-to-income ratios, and financial preparedness to handle mortgage payments and student loan debt at the same time. Should You Pay Off Student Loans With a HELOC? Photo of Thomas (TJ) Porter Thomas (TJ) Porter Should You Pay Off Student Loans With a HELOC? With student debt reaching record highs, it might seem like you’ll never escape the...

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Why Your Student Loan Balance Goes Up Even with Monthly Payments Find out why your student loan debt balance continues to increase when you are making the required minimum monthly payments. Learn the difference between amortization and negative amortization and how they're relevant to student loans. Understand how to avoid making payments toward a loan balance the keeps going up. Should You Use Credit Cards to Pay Off Student Loans? Find out whether it is a good idea to use a credit card to pay off your student loan. Learn how it works and the benefits and dangers of using balance transfers to save on student loan interest payments. Compare the credit cards with the best intro APR and periods on balance transfers to help you pay off college debt. Payoff Personal Loans 2018 Review - Should You Apply? Photo of Rebecca Lake Rebecca Lake Payoff Personal Loans 2018 Review - Should You Apply? Credit cards are great ways for responsible spenders to rack up rewards and sign-up... LendingPoint Personal Loans 2018 Review - Should You Apply? Photo of Thomas (TJ) Porter Thomas (TJ) Porter LendingPoint Personal Loans 2018 Review - Should You Apply? Personal loans are a useful and highly flexible tool that can help you meet... Employer Paying for Your Student Loans vs. Contributing to 401(k): Pros & Cons Find out how to choose between student loan assistance and 401(k) access through your employer when you can only choose from one of these compensation packages, Compare the benefits of each perk to see which one makes more sense for you because student loan debt can be such a major financial burden. Should You Pay Back Student Loans or Build an Emergency Fund? Find out whether you should put extra income toward paying back your student loans or building the all-important emergency fund. Learn the benefits of keeping student loan debt and how much you need to establish an emergency fund. Compare your options to decide which path is best for your finances. Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Family or Loved Ones? Photo of Thomas (TJ) Porter Thomas (TJ) Porter Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Family or Loved Ones? You might find yourself in a situation when a family member, friend, or loved one...
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