Many college graduates are delaying some of life's most important decisions -- including starting a family and buying a home -- because they face a pile of debt with no job prospects.
Don't go into further debt or make your situation full of anxiety. If you can save more money, do it. If you can reduce debt, then by all means do it. Anytime you have the money to improve your personal conditions both physically or financially you should do it.
Are you worried about the government running deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a debt in the trillions? If so, then you should be really angry at people calling for the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.
I know that student loan service providers have absolutely no incentive to create an amazing, holistic customer experience... but a girl can dream can't she?
After having raised over $700,000 in "People Bailing Out People" funds and then using a majority of these dollars to purchase -- and abolish -- upwards of $15,000,000 in personal medical debt, Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt is now stalking a more formidable quarry -- student debt.
Now, more than ever, higher education needs to provide value. We need to make sure our graduates are ready to successfully jump into an active workforce upon graduation.
Have a few blemishes on your credit report? You're not alone. According to a recent study from the Urban Institute, over one-third of Americans had debt in collections in 2013.
No matter where you are in life, finances can be a big pain in the you-know-what. It doesn't get easier, no matter how much older you get. So to help, we've devised a little roadmap of goals that everyone can follow to make sure they are meeting the right financial goals for their age.
Money is one of the top causes of divorce in this nation. Couples who face financial problems together will survive them and come out stronger in the end. Don't let the stupid stuff bog you down and ruin your marriage.
Congratulations! You're one of the lucky, financially diligent few who have your basic financial security numbers -- that is, retirement, credit card debt and emergency savings -- under control, and you deserve a big pat on the back. But the big question remains: Now what?
Do all those back to school sales have you ready to hit the classroom? If you're thinking about furthering your education, you deserve to be commended. Education is a wonderful thing, and (in theory, at least) the more degrees you have the more in demand you'll be professionally.
Here are my top three things to consider if you're trying to encourage millennials to save for retirement.
In the past, if you needed a loan for your car, home improvements or to consolidate your credit cards, you would need to get dressed up and head down to the bank to beg for money. The Internet has made things a little easier.
Even a slacker can be debt-free. Here's how.
Divorce may require you to deal with a lot of wealth and complex questions that you never had before. Make sure you have the right advisers in place.
There's been numerous news headlines and talk in the personal finance realm recently about the new FICO scoring system and I've been getting lots of q...