The federal government offers a number of different ways to pay back your student loans. In this post we'll look at income based repayment plans, some of their qualification requirements and tradeoffs to consider.
We are a confident generation, which is a good thing. But when it comes to the way we manage our financial lives -- particularly our credit -- that confidence can make us vulnerable.
True. Good credit scores can help you qualify for money when you need it. That's a great reason and probably the best known of them all. But there are other reasons that you should seriously work on your good credit and some of these might surprise you.
If we take stock of all the other resources we have -- such as our time, talents, body and mind, wisdom and our network -- we often find that we are far richer than we previously believed.
If you want to improve your credit (which you should!), then one of the first things you'll need to do is overcome your fears. Start with these fears and address any others that may come up.
Tax Day for U.S. taxpayers typically means April 15. However, taxpayers can file an automatic extension to file their tax return by April 15 allowing them to delay their filing responsibility until October 15.
Find it hard to believe that the annoying guy in the adjacent cubby is planning to leave you money in his will? You are probably right about him -- but other folks may be.
The chance for our kids to live a better life -- what was that called again? Oh, yeah: The American Dream. That's not just a dream about income, although it's certainly that. It's also a dream about fairness. Most of all, it's a dream of opportunity.
Whether Trump University actually taught anything of value is for the court to decide, but here are some valuable lessons you can take away from it without signing up for a single class.
Starting college can be one of the most important and exciting times of a person's life. It's also an important time to think about managing your money and how to enjoy your college experience without worrying about where your next meal will come from.
Yet just as we must learn a language, it seems the language itself may train us: to focus on one area of life and disregard another, to acquire and practice a new skill while putting others on the back burner, to prioritize the present or prepare for our future.
If you understand how you feel -- what makes you think the way you do, and what kind of personality you have -- you'll gain more insight into how you select your investments.
Under the new law, most Americans will be required to have health insurance in 2014. So how do you know if health care reform impacts you? I'm here to help you understand the basics.
The only way to combat denial is with knowledge. Getting all of your information out in the open will force you to face the truth, which means you will have to make the changes necessary to improve.
Few 18-year-olds are prepared to handle a large lump sum of money. Laws prevent people from buying alcohol until age 21. It is assumed that people who can't legally buy a beer can somehow be responsible for handling thousands and sometimes millions of dollars.
A great number of Americans are redefining the American Dream. That was the takeaway from a recent Credit.com poll, which showed that nearly one in four people between the ages of 18 and 24 defined the American Dream as being debt-free. Shockingly, that's more than those who dream of owning a home.