5 Ways the Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Affect Your Taxes

Personal Finance

5 Ways the Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Affect Your Taxes

5 Ways the Fiscal Cliff Deal Will Affect Your Taxes

At the last possible moment, Congress finally approved a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that was threatening to enact automatic cuts to government programs and tax increases on Americans. While the fiscal cliff was a self-imposed crisis resulting from a previous bipartisan deal by members of Congress, it’s nice to know that our... Read More

Learning From Experience: My Favorite Student Loan Tips

Student Loans

Learning From Experience: My Favorite Student Loan Tips

Learning From Experience: My Favorite Student Loan Tips

When you are 18 years old and on the verge of starting your college experience, you often have no way of understanding the impact that student loan debt will have on your life (once you graduate from college). In the eyes of the 18 year old, the numbers are abstract and don’t convey what it’s... Read More

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

Personal Finance

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

5 Simple Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses

At the beginning of this year, I decided to pay off my credit card and stick to a serious monthly budget. I was excited to pursue this goal, but I was also nervous. After all, we all want to spend less money, right? But the problem is that finding new ways to save money is... Read More

When Is Debt Consolidation Legitimate?

Managing Debt

When Is Debt Consolidation Legitimate?

When Is Debt Consolidation Legitimate?

Does the phrase “debt consolidation” mean anything to you? For some, it brings to mind the idea of financial scams and disreputable companies trying to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. But is that really the case? Well, yes and no. Debt consolidation, at its most basic level, is simply the action of grouping all your... Read More

Is Student Loan Debt Stifling Economic Recovery?

Student Loans

Is Student Loan Debt Stifling Economic Recovery?

Is Student Loan Debt Stifling Economic Recovery?

Despite a few positive indicators, America’s economic recovery is still lagging. The Federal Reserve predicts the economy will grow 2.1% in 2012, but it’s not exactly the boost that we’ve been waiting for. One of the causes for this sluggishness appears to be the large amount of student loan debt that many consumers of all... Read More

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