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Should Your Pay Off Student Loans or Buy a Car? Find out whether you should use extra funds to buy a new car or to pay of existing student loan debt. Compare the benefits of either choices to see which one would be better for your overall finances. Learn how you can manage student loan debt so that you can reduce it faster and what to consider before buying a car. Should You Pay Down Student Loan Debt or Save for a House? Photo of Thomas (TJ) Porter Thomas (TJ) Porter Should You Pay Down Student Loan Debt or Save for a House? As people graduate college, get their first job and start wanting to settle down,...

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Should You Pay Off Student Loans With a HELOC? Find out whether you should use a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to help pay off your student loan debt. Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of borrowing from your home to pay down student loan balances. Compare other alternatives that won't use your house as collateral. Why Is My Student Loan Balance Not Going Down? Find out why your student loan balance continues to increase even when you are making the monthly payments. What's the difference between amortization and negative amortization? How is it relevant to student loans? Avoid making payments toward an increasing loan balance. Should You Use Credit Cards to Pay Off Student Loans? Photo of Thomas (TJ) Porter Thomas (TJ) Porter Should You Use Credit Cards to Pay Off Student Loans? Many people are carrying student loan debt these days, and for many, it is a... 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? Learn all about all the detail of personal loans by LendingPoint, a lender that focuses on borrowers who have fair credit. Compare the interest rate, fees, borrowing limits, and periods to personal loans offered by other banks and lenders. Find out how you can improve your credit scores for the best chance of approval. 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? Photo of Thomas (TJ) Porter Thomas (TJ) Porter Should You Pay Back Student Loans or Build an Emergency Fund? Student loans are more common than ever. Millions of Americans carry enough student...
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