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Who is Betsy DeVos and What Does She Want to Do to Your Student Loan Debt?

By , September 15th, 2017

Betsy DeVos became a household name when President Donald Trump named her the United States Secretary of Education. Before that, she was an education advocate, fighting for the expansion of charter schools. She also advocated for using voucher programs for private schools. DeVos was well-known in her home state of Michigan, where she lobbied lawmakers […]


How Debt Consolidation Can Help You to Save

By , September 1st, 2017

With the hardships of the current economic climate, managing your finances can be tough and with mortgage repayments, bills to pay, student loans, business loans etc, it’s easy to slip into debt. However, taking out a loan can help you become debt free as it allows you to pay off small outstanding debts affording you […]


20 of the Best Personal Finance Books to Add to Your Reading List

By , July 25th, 2017

In a world of misguiding money advice, how do you find the right personal finance book for you? Covering everything from saving money to the consistent habits of the wealthy, these personal finance books offer a wealth of tried and true advice. Listed in no particular order, each book offers sound council rooted in experience; no frills, […]


How Paying off Installment Loans Affects Your Credit Score

By , July 21st, 2017

You may have recently paid off an auto or student loan and noticed that your credit score changed. While it’s well known how credit card debt can affect your credit score, the subject of installment loans isn’t quite so clear. Let’s get into how installment loans affect your credit score. What is an Installment Loan? […]


Top Tips for Coming out of College With Less Debt Than Most

By , July 20th, 2017

If you want to become financially stable as quickly as possible once you enter the workforce after college, it’s important to do everything you can to end up with as little student debt as possible. This will allow you to use and save more of your wages once you have full-time employment, and will take […]


How We Paid off $60,000 in Debt in 5 Years

By , May 22nd, 2017

Have you ever been completely overwhelmed by a situation that you felt was out of your control? Like there was no use even trudging through the tunnel when the light was so far away. That’s how I felt when I found out my newly-wed husband had racked up $60,000 in student loans over six years […]


Car Free: Living In America Without A Car

By , March 27th, 2017

It comes as a shock to most people I meet, but I don’t own a car. Three years ago I was thousands of dollars in debt and something had to give. I decided that it would be my car. When I made the decision my friends and family thought that I was crazy. Truth be […]


Is College Really Necessary?

By , March 24th, 2017

It’s no secret that college costs are rising to ridiculous levels. Kids are graduating with huge debt loads. Even if their parents have saved for their schooling since birth, costs are rising so fast they’re still likely to have to take on debt or work during school. In the last twenty years or so we’ve […]


How to Raise Your Credit Score By 200 Points

By , January 20th, 2017

There are no words to describe the absolute panic someone has when they realize their credit has taken a turn for the worse. Credit scores can keep you from buying a car, renting certain apartments, buying a home and even getting a job. If you’ve run into a problem with your credit score you’re probably […]


Debt Payoff Challenge 2017

By , January 16th, 2017

Paying off debt is difficult but there are ways to make the experience a bit less painful. One of the ways to make paying off debt less stressful is to join a group or take on a debt payoff challenge. You may have heard of the infamous Money Challenge, which helps you save money over […]

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