07.24.16
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What I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans

More than $1.3 trillion dollars, with $2,726 added every second. That’s how much student loan debt Americans have accumulated, and how much debt gets added with

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Debt Diaries: Real-Life Stories of Debt, Bankruptcy, and Recovery

A house? A family? Retirement? Please. For millions of millennials saddled with debt, just thinking about these milestones of adulthood is a luxury. Before any

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Student Loan Deferment and Forbearance: What They Mean and When to Use Them

When it comes to student loan debt, there are myriad ways to pay it down and pay it off. You can go about it the

06.02.16
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When Does it Make Sense to Refinance Your Student Loans?

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows, we see commercials and ads for home refinancing all the time. By choosing a new loan with a lower interest

05.16.16
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Should New College Grads Pay Down Student Loans, or Start Investing?

Read any personal finance site and you’re going to find the same piece of advice over and over again: Start saving and investing as early and

05.08.16
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Six Things Every College Graduate Needs to Know About Money

Beyond the relative safety of college sits the stressful and sometimes messy world of adulthood. Where responsibilities were once limited to attending class, studying, showing

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10 Books About Money to Get the New College Grad

Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate – after all, it’s all about new beginnings, and the warmer weather brings weddings and parties galore. And with school coming

04.16.16
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How to Use Free Resources to Educate Yourself on Nearly Any Subject

We live in an age where there are more educational resources available to the average person than there ever have been before. For the lifetime

04.04.16
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Four Ways to Use a Roth IRA That Have Nothing to Do With Retirement

The Roth IRA is one of the most widely touted retirement accounts, and for good reason. It’s one of the only accounts that offers tax-free

03.31.16
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Two-Sided Coin: Is College Worth the Cost?

This is the first in a series of posts called the “Two-Sided Coin,” where TSD’s Jon Gorey and Holly Johnson take opposing viewpoints on a number of personal

03.14.16

Student Budgeting Calculator

While budgeting might be the last thing on your mind as a college student, embracing this aspect of adulthood might be the smartest move you’ll

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College Decision Time: How to Compare Financial Aid Offers and Pick the Right School

Navigating the complex world of college admissions is hard enough, but figuring out how you’ll pay for it all can be an absolute nightmare. Not

02.29.16
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Good Investing Goes Beyond the Stock Market

When people talk about investing, they almost always talk about the stock market. Heck, if you check out my archives here at The Simple Dollar,

02.03.16
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Eight Common Myths About the FAFSA, Busted

Whether you’re heading off to college straight from high school or you’re a nontraditional student getting a new degree, it’s time to think about filling

01.17.16
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10 Worst States for Student Loan Debt

Time and again, statistics show that a college degree is a good investment. College graduates make more money cumulatively, studies show, helping them achieve greater

01.03.16
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For-Profit Colleges Aren’t Worth the Price

As someone who keeps a close eye on trends within higher education and writes about them often, I was saddened but not surprised to hear

12.21.15
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Community Repair: The Cure for Your Consumption Blues?

The other day, a piece my shower handle cracked off. It didn’t bother me. The shower handle still worked. It just looked a little funny.

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Using Credit Card Rewards to Pay Off Student Loans

Pursuing cash back and travel rewards is an easy way to save money on family vacations, fun adventures, and educational trips. But did you know

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