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Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on Student Loans & 529 Plans

Many students have financial decisions to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How does the CARES Act affect student loan borrowers and those who used a 529 plan for college expenses?

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Feb 24, 2020

5 Things to Know Before You Open a Roth IRA

Saving for retirement outside of a company-sponsored retirement plan—such as a 401(k)—might be easier than you think. But before you go and open a Roth IRA, there are some things that you will want to know.

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Feb 24, 2020

I’m 27: Here’s My Student Loan Repayment Strategy

As important as it may feel to conquer your student loan debt, do not lose sight of setting money aside for your future. Develop a savings strategy that aligns with your financial goals.

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Dec 16, 2019

Kate’s 2019 Holiday Gifting Ideas

Unsure of what to get your nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters for the holidays? Teaching your loved one about the power of investing and compounding interest could lead to big rewards in their future.

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Aug 14, 2019

College Students: Build Your Credit!

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.

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May 15, 2019

Estate Planning for Young Professionals

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.

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May 13, 2019

Think Your Student Loan Will Be Forgiven? Maybe Not!

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.

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Apr 15, 2019

Is Student Debt Unmanageable?

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.

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Feb 6, 2019

How Student Debt Is Affecting the Housing Market

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.

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Dec 10, 2018

Young Adults - On the Road to Financial Success or Disillusionment?

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.

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Aug 21, 2018

Millennials: Are You Falling Prey to Mistakes?

You’ve got one thing other generations wish they still had – time. Here’s how to make the most of your working years.

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Aug 8, 2018

Treat Yo’ Self (On a Budget)

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!

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