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Dangers of Using Student Loans to Buy a Car

When the federal government handed out the first student loans in 1958, the message was simple: This money is to be used for education purposes, meaning tuition, books, fees, supplies and living expenses such as room and board. No mention was made of using ...

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10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Paying Off Debt

The decision to get yourself out of debt is a life changer, if you are willing to make the necessary commitment that goes with that. You can learn how to get out of debt and how to avoid the mistakes that could torpedo the whole thing. Getting out ...

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How to Pay off Holiday Debt Fast: 5 Strategies

The holiday season ended months ago, but it is far from a distant memory for millions of credit card holders, who are still paying for it. American consumers spent a record $692 billion dollars during the 2017 holiday season, but less than half of them say ...

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10 Easy Ways to Cut Your Expenses

When it comes to reducing expenses, a lot of people are like Darwin’s Ape. That’s a famous sculpture of an ape sitting on a stack of books and holding a human skull. It is scratching its chin and staring at the skull, seemingly perplexed at what this ...

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I Can’t Pay My Car Insurance. Now What?

For most Americans, going carless is unthinkable. You need one to buy groceries, take kids to school, visit a doctor’s office and see friends and family from time to time. Unless you have a very good friend willing to serve as your chauffeur, living without ...

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Save Money With A Roommate & How to Find One

We’ve heard all about your roommate nightmares. There’s the guy who walks around in his boxers eating all your leftovers, or the girl blasting Beyoncé at two in the morning on a Monday. You’re thinking this couldn’t be any worse! Well maybe ...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Investing

Everyone wants investments, but far fewer have them. In some cases, a catastrophic health problem or some other disaster wipes out a person’s savings, but most of the time the issues are planning and discipline. To save and investment money, you need a plan ...

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Excessive Spending Not Necessary At Thanksgiving

America’s holiday season has begun, which means excessive consumption is not only allowed, it’s encouraged. At least until it’s your turn to pick up the bill. There is no reason to wear out a credit card while celebrating with family and friends. ...

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When You Can’t Afford Your Electric Bill

Budgets take a beating during the summer and it’s not just from the money spent on vacation. Going to see Grandma or spending a week at the beach are seen as necessary budget expenses by most people. Letting the air conditioner run, leaving the lights on ...

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Taylor Swift Sends Check to Fan to Help With Student Loans

It pays to be a Taylor Swift fan. The music super-star recently sent a super fan a large check to help pay off her student loans.  A woman named Rebekah Bortnicker posted on social media about the burden of having to pay back her student loans. The ...

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