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As college students prepare to head back to college, it's also a good time to think about their credit. We have ideas for building your credit that will have you acing the finances portion of your college education.
Estate planning is an important part of any financial plan – even for young adults with no children. Whether you’re on your own or married, it’s critical to communicate your wishes through incapacity documents and a last will and testament. We’ve detailed the documents you should think about as you create your estate plan.
For those choosing a career in the public service sector, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program can be a great way to relieve student loan debt after ten years of monthly income-based payments. But it turns out there’s much more to it than simply working in the public sector and making those ten years of payments. If you or someone you know is graduating and wants to take advantage of this program, be sure you understand all the requirements that must be met.
College loans exceed 1.5 trillion dollars! Most of this debt is owed to the U.S. government student loan programs. Since this represents 6% of our national debt, non-repayment is a serious matter.
Most everyone knows that student loan debt is on the rise. But what many might not understand are the far-reaching consequences of that rising debt. A recent study published by the Federal Reserve studies the link between rising student debt and the drop in homeownership amongst young Americans. We examine the study’s findings and how this might affect today’s young adults.
How are today’s young adults feeling about their current and future financial success? Turns out, they’re pretty optimistic. But is that optimism misguided? We break down the results of a recent Schwab survey to identify areas where young adults might need a dose of reality.
You’ve got one thing other generations wish they still had – time. Here’s how to make the most of your working years.
Whether you’re a Parks and Recreation fan or not, chances are you’ve taken a day or two to “Treat Yo’ Self.” But can you splurge on a budget? While that might seem to be a contradiction, you can treat yo’ self without breaking the bank. Kate shows us how!
These days celebrity influencers seem to be a dime a dozen, but what does it mean when that influence affects the company’s stock? Whether good or bad, it’s normal today for a celebrity’s endorsement or complaint about a company to affect that company’s worth in the market. So what does this mean for you and your portfolio? Kristen discusses the ins and outs of celebrity endorsements and how to safeguard yourself against the volatility that can bring to certain company’s stock.
The allure of extra money from a “side hustle” can be tempting to many and even necessary for some. While this extra influx of money can certainly be a positive, it’s important to fully weigh the pros and cons of a side gig and understand what it really means for you financially. We’ve laid out the areas to consider being starting your own side hustle.
Everyone knows that the choices we make today affect us down the road…but that’s especially true with our money habits! They key is to change your mindset about money and be realistic about what you need to do to secure your financial future.
Buying a home for the first time can be an overwhelming process, but there are things you can do to help you through it. We walk you through the steps, from how to prepare yourself financially to what the purchase process typically looks like. When you’re ready to purchase your first home, be sure to take our tips into consideration – they just might help you be successful in your home-buying adventure!