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Think Twice Before Borrowing for Your Kid's College

NerdWallet | Posted 02.13.2017 | College
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Sixty-year-old Pamela Last doesn't have a college degree -- but she has roughly $200,000 in student debt. Like a growing number of parents, Last took...

One-Word Answers To Your Money Questions

NerdWallet | Posted 02.08.2017 | College
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Financial advice is loaded with fine print, disclaimers and caveats. But sometimes, you want a straight answer before digging deeper. We answered 10 ...

Ask Brianna: How Do I Get a Promotion?

NerdWallet | Posted 02.03.2017 | College
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"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings. I'm here to answer your questions about how to manage money, find a job and pay off student loans -- ...

How to Live on the Cheap While Paying Off Your Student Loans

NerdWallet | Posted 01.31.2017 | College
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If you're a college student, you have a lot on your plate -- who could blame you for not paying attention to that mounting student loan balance? But ...

Don't Let Your Student Loans Hold You Back - 5 Ways to Tackle Your Debt

NerdWallet | Posted 01.27.2017 | College
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Jess and Ryan Weaver of Elkhart, Indiana, can't qualify for a mortgage. The couple have a household income of around $70,000 per year, four kids age 7...

5 Tips For Buying A Home If You Have Student Loans

NerdWallet | Posted 01.25.2017 | College
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When Kristin and Sean Couch were ready to buy their first home, they feared that one thing would hold them back: Kristin's student loans. Her broadcas...

4 Student Loan Tips That Might Actually Be Terrible Advice

NerdWallet | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
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There's plenty of advice available for managing student loans, some of it good and some not so good. But you should be wary of a one-size-fits-all app...

Ask Brianna: Should I Combine Finances With My Partner?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.30.2016 | Weddings
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"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student l...

Why Are Your Student Loan Interest Rates So High?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | College
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If you have student loans, you're on the hook for more than just what you borrow; you're also responsible for the interest. Student loan interest rate...

Is Student Loan Debt Really 'Good Debt'?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
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When you borrow money to pay for college, two words can help you make peace with your student loans: good debt. When financial experts use the phrase...

10 Ways to Save More in Your 20s

NerdWallet | Posted 12.15.2016 | College
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Digging between your couch cushions for spare pennies and trimming your everyday expenses will save you only so much money. These 10 strategies will h...

Ask Brianna: How Can I Tackle My Finances?

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
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"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student lo...

How Getting Control of Debt Could Be Your Best New Year's Resolution Ever

NerdWallet | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business
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By Anna Helhoski This new year, you can resolve to end your struggles with debt if you start with a realistic plan. Beginning Jan. 1, make a commitme...

Class of 2016 Postgrad Student Loan Checklist

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Education
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If you finished school last spring, the end of the year means student loan payments are about to begin. And nothing puts a damper on postgrad life qu...

How changing your student loan terms can change your debt outlook

NerdWallet | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
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When you're faced with a high student loan bill every month, it can make other financial goals -- such as buying a house, paying off your car or getti...

Your Student Loan Paid for a Shady School? New Rules May Bring Relief

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | College
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The Department of Education announced final regulations Friday aimed at making it easier to get federal student loan forgiveness if your school misle...

Some Careers Can Help You Conquer Student Debt Faster

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
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Your job affects more than just what you do all day and how big your paycheck is. It can also influence your ability to repay your student debt. That...

Money Talk: How to Go From 😱 to 😎

NerdWallet | Posted 11.29.2016 | College
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Maybe math isn't your best subject, or your parents' money mistakes have you stressing about your own finances. Or maybe the thought of budgeting just...

A 3-Step Plan for New Grads With Student Debt

NerdWallet | Posted 10.31.2016 | College
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You're a new grad, maybe in a new city with a new job, apartment and friends. But not all the new things about postgrad life are fun and sparkly; you...

4 Money Lessons From Rapper Dee-1

NerdWallet | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
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Most musicians give lousy financial advice. Whether it's Madonna's "Material Girl" or Puff Daddy's "It's All About the Benjamins," many give the impr...

3 Things to Know About Student Loan Consolidation (Told in Under 350 Words)

NerdWallet | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
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If you've ever considered student loan consolidation or refinancing, it'll be worth your time. Those terms are often conflated and confused, so we want to set the record straight.

How to Refinance Your Student Loans (Told in Under 350 Words)

NerdWallet | Posted 09.26.2016 | Business
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Most of us are more responsible now than when we were 18. So if you're still paying back a student loan you borrowed before you could legally order a ...

How to Tame Your Student Loans (Told in Under 350 Words)

NerdWallet | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business
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We'd keep it to 35 words if we could, but student loans aren't that simple. So we'll aim for 350 instead, boiling it down to the four main options fo...

4 Financial Aid Tips for College Procrastinators

NerdWallet | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
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We all have bouts of procrastination, especially in college. Pulling an all-nighter to crank out a paper you've had weeks to work on is practically th...

What to Buy On Black Friday

NerdWallet | Posted 11.19.2016 | Style
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It's not all discounts and deals on the 2015 post-Turkey Day shopping bonanza. Use this guide to determine what you should purchase (and skip) on the day after Thanksgiving to ensure you're getting only the best bargains.