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How to Really Do a Background Check on Yourself

By , June 1st, 2018

As many as one in three adults has an arrest record — and these details can show up on a background check, hurting your chances of landing a job, securing an apartment, or even entering certain professions. In total, about nine out of 10 employers run a criminal history check on applicants, typically after obtaining […]


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 […]


Uh, Oh, Identity Theft by a Friend or Relative — What to Do?

By , May 25th, 2018

According to a 2018 survey, nearly 60 million Americans have dealt with identity theft at some point in their lives. While many people assume that strangers are the only threat, some people have their identities stolen by someone they know. Since friends and family typically have access to intimate details about your life, it’s easier […]


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 […]


6 TED Talks You Don’t Want To Miss

By , April 10th, 2018

If you have access to an internet connection, you can watch TED Talks. The videos feature exciting ideas, insightful commentary, and intriguing analysis on almost any topic under the sun. These speeches are all recorded at TED conferences — one of which is taking place in Vancouver this week. Although footage from that event won’t […]


Get Free Birthday Meals for Kids

By , April 3rd, 2018

Heading to a restaurant is a great way to celebrate a birthday. After all, you get a tasty meal without any of the cleanup. But did you know that there are restaurants that give out free birthday meals for kids? That means you can enjoy dining out and get a discount, which certainly sounds like […]


Tips On How To Save AND Do What You Love

By , January 1st, 2018

When it comes to learning about finances, savings, credit, and more, you are usually told about all the sacrifices that you may have to make over everything else. Not only is this advice unrealistic, but it takes away the power from the individual to not only have the life they want, but to practice working […]


How to Teach Kids About Investing

By , October 19th, 2017

Investing is a very important part of finance. You invest to grow your nest egg for retirement and you invest to grow a college savings account for your children. Learning how to teach kids about investing is an important responsibility you take on as a parent because they probably won’t learn about it at school. […]


5 Considerations of Online Degree Programs

By , October 1st, 2017

Online education could be the solution to the higher education problem. Millions of Americans find themselves unemployed, or worse: unemployed and drowning in debt, because untrained, uneducated jobs are disappearing fast. Meanwhile, the costs of higher education are increasing dramatically, precluding many individuals from seeking the academic credentials they need to acquire lifelong careers. Online […]


How Much Do Sororities Cost?

By , September 22nd, 2017

It’s fall, which means that many young adults are beginning college classes. Some college students will also be looking at the glamorous Greek Life on campus. What you may not know is being a member of Greek Life can be pretty costly. So, how much do sororities cost? Is it worth it? How Much Do Sororities […]

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