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Love and Student Debt: How the New REPAYE Plan Could Affect Marriages

Equal Justice Works | November 25, 2015 | Money
Unlike PAYE, which is only open to students who took out loans after October 2007, the REPAYE plan will be open to anyone who borrowed directly from the federal government. This includes older borrowers who were previously shut out from PAYE.
Steve Siebold

7 Ways to Be Smart About Money This Holiday Shopping Season

Steve Siebold | November 24, 2015 | Business
As tempting as it all sounds and even if there are some deals to be had, be careful: the holiday shopping season could mean financial disaster. If you want to play it smart this holiday season, there are seven important things to remember.
Lauren Bowling

I Paid Off $8,400 in 90 Days. Here's How I Did It.

Lauren Bowling | November 24, 2015 | Business
After getting myself into close to $10,000 of credit card debt in 2013/2014 when I renovated my first home, I at first stuck my head in the sand and vowed to the readers of my blog I was going to pay it off in 2015.

5 Family Financial Traditions Passed Down Through the Generations

LearnVest | November 23, 2015 | Money
We scoured the country to find folks with a special financial habit to share -- ranging from new traditions they've started in the past decade to others dating back to grandparents and even great-grandparents.
Aaron Tang

5 Questions That Help You Avoid Financial Stress

Aaron Tang | November 24, 2015 | Money
I go through a mental checklist whenever I need to spend big money. Here's a list of five questions I ask myself every time I make a significant financial decision.
Jack M. Guttentag

Homeownership Is Not For Everyone

Jack M. Guttentag | November 20, 2015 | Business
Some people are not cut out for home ownership. I call them NOHOs. What distinguishes them is not their income, their family structure, their mobility, or where they live -- rather, it is how they live.
Dave Austin

5 Great Ways to Save During the Holidays

Dave Austin | November 20, 2015 | Business
It's the holiday season, and for many of us that means spending season. Whether it's on holiday gifts or traveling to spend time with family, the costs can begin to add up quickly. Finding ways to save can help reduce the impact on our wallets.
Amilcar Guzman

Young, Brown and In Debt

Amilcar Guzman | November 20, 2015 | Latino Voices
Student loan debt totals are increasingly holding Latinos back from their future. Instead of striving to obtain a good job and to save for a home, Latinos are striving just to pay back their loans. This predicament does not bode well for the future of our nation.
Lynn Parramore

What Can We Really Know About the Future of Stock Prices?

Lynn Parramore | November 19, 2015 | Business
Talking to Frydman is a bit like entering a fascinating meditation on the limits of knowledge and the nature of truth. Having lived through the failure of centralized planning in communist Poland, he is particularly sensitive to the hubris of believing that the future can be exactly mapped.
Nathaniel Sillin

Think Twice About Spending That Bonus

Nathaniel Sillin | November 18, 2015 | Business
So to heck with that bonus check, right? Wrong. You've been given a good opportunity to think about your job, your annual earnings and the financial decisions you're making and might need to make in the future. Here are ways to proceed.

4 Reasons You're Still Broke | November 17, 2015 | Black Voices
Being "broke" seems to be a recurring theme among Black women despite our collective levels of education, resources, and salary.
Rohini Ross

How I Let Go of Financial Stress and Found Peace of Mind

Rohini Ross | November 16, 2015 | GPS for the Soul
What I know for sure is I will never have more time to experience the gift of my life than I do in this moment. Living life, even just a little bit more, from the compass of the heart makes it all the sweeter and more precious.
Terry Savage

Savings Bonds: How/When to Cash in

Terry Savage | November 15, 2015 | Money
For many years, U.S. Savings Bonds were an attractive, simple way for Americans to save money for the future or to provide meaningful gifts to grandchildren. Not any more. Older Series EE bonds had a high "floor" interest rate and an additional variable rate that changed every six months. In...
Bob Stammers

Get Financially Fit to Buy Your First Home

Bob Stammers | November 13, 2015 | Money
While spring is often the time that most people look for houses with the intent to buy, fall and winter are the best time to plan a purchase and determine if you are financially fit to be a homeowner.
Steve Rhode

My Navient Student Loans Are Out of Control

Steve Rhode | November 13, 2015 | Business
As it stands right now, private student loan lenders are not required to offer you any repayment plan beyond what you originally agreed to. Private student loans have no reasonable and affordable repayment options like federal student loans do.
Lynn Parramore

Radical Thinking Is the Most Practical Way to Fix Inequality

Lynn Parramore | November 13, 2015 | Business
These taboos and fears also make us blind to the threat of out-of-control private debt and credit wasted on real estate and speculation rather than growth that lifts everyone. For Turner, thinking radically is the most practical way forward.
Ryan Poelman

Vacation Property Investing -- Fun or ROI?

Ryan Poelman | November 12, 2015 | Money
Management costs vary, but one thing is pretty constant. In many small vacation oriented areas, especially when we're talking about condos, there is an entrenched management structure you must use.
Scott Yancey

It's Hard to Go Wrong Buying for Cash Flow

Scott Yancey | November 12, 2015 | Money
There is no magic bullet that will protect you from another real estate crash if it happens. But, if you haven't used excessive leverage, keeping cash flow on the positive side should protect you and leave you in a good position when the ultimate recovery is in place.
Adam Levin

The Invisible Victims of Identity Theft: Our Kids

Adam Levin | November 12, 2015 | Crime
Why are children a target for identity thieves? It's called "runway." A child's Social Security number is pristine. There is no reason for a minor to use it in connection with any financial or credit-related transaction before reaching the age of 18. Consequently, there's been no need for them, or their parents, to check their credit.
Nathaniel Sillin

Your Year-End Financial Checklist

Nathaniel Sillin | November 11, 2015 | Money
The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.
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