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Unreimbursed Medical Bills Are #1 Cause of Bankruptcies

By , June 22nd, 2018

Medical debt continues to be the leading reason for bankruptcy filings in the U.S. And it isn’t just the uninsured that struggle with healthcare expenses. Approximately one in five insured Americans under the age of 65 had trouble paying their medical bills. Of those, 63 percent used most of all of their savings to handle […]


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How the Fed’s Interest Rate Increases Affect Your Finances

By , June 13th, 2018

The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank just raised interest rates a quarter of a percent. How does that actually work and at what point does it impact your finances? Eight times a year, the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets to discuss policy changes. One of the main decisions the central bank faces is whether […]


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Your Unpaid Student Loan Could Cost You Your Tax Refund

By , June 5th, 2018

You anticipated a large refund on your taxes to pay off some bills and put some money away in a rainy-day fund. Unfortunately, the money never showed up. What happened? Your refund may have gone toward an unpaid bill selected by the government – your unpaid student loan. Your federal student loan is considered to […]


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How to Talk to a Live Person at Sallie Mae

By , May 28th, 2018

While most people rarely speak a single word with their student loan servicer, there are situations that call for a conversation — namely when you’re struggling to make your payments, although even then people don’t think of talking to their lender until it’s too late, if at all. Perhaps Sallie Mae or a company associated […]


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Review: Which Grill Cooks the Best Value?

By , May 26th, 2018

There are more types of grills than a backyard chef can shake a spatula at. Keep reading to find out which ones have the best value or most closely suit your preferences. The following grills were selected based on price, features, durability and user reviews. All prices in this grill review were found on Amazon […]


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Politely Say ‘No’ to Cosigning Your Kid’s Student Loans

By , May 18th, 2018

When it comes to debt, cosigning your kid’s student loans is one of the most dangerous things you can do. You take on all of the risks of the liability, including potentially being sued, but personally reap none of the rewards. And these types of loans are especially burdensome. The student loan default rate in […]


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10 Warren Buffett Money Tips Everyone Should Follow

By , February 5th, 2018

If you want to get the most out of your money, it makes sense to listen to people who know a thing or two about it. Finding a financial mentor is a great way of doing this, but if you can’t find one right away, following tips from those who are well-respected in different financial […]


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Paying Off Debt Or Investing? Don’t Make These Mistakes

By , October 18th, 2017

So you have this dilemma: Should you be focused on paying off debt? Or should you use the extra cash to invest? The answer? It totally depends. Before you decide what to do, take advantages of these tricks: Focus On Paying Off Debt With High Interest Rates “The bank wanted me to sell those customers that […]


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5 Radical Ways to Reduce Debt

By , October 9th, 2017

We all know debt, by in large, sucks. Unfortunately,  debt can help establish and increase your credit score. Most of us need to borrow money to buy a home or something to drive. Some of us, however, use debt to the extreme. For example, people who buy things they don’t need with credit cards. After […]


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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 […]


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