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How College Savings Affect Financial Aid

Feb 20, 2017 1:02:55 PM

Among the more common misconceptions about financial aid is this long-standing belief: financial aid is determined by income.

Unfortunately for many families planning for college expenses, financial aid depends on much more than just parental income. Eligibility is also determined by how much families have saved for education, among other factors. Here’s how it works.

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Topics: College Financial Aid

Things college students shouldn't spend money on

Feb 11, 2017 9:09:00 AM

If you’re working to save money or develop a budget, the first (and ultimately, most important!) piece of advice is this: stop spending! Easier said than done, right?

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Topics: Financial Education for Students, refinancing

Are You Embarrassed By Your Personal Finance Skills? Here’s What To Do

Feb 7, 2017 11:36:00 AM

First of all, give yourself a break. Most students – and yes, most working professionals too – have very little practical understanding of personal finance. American schools often don’t teach personal finance skills and responsibility, so most of us are left to our own devices to learn the ins and outs of credit use, borrowing, and debt.

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Topics: Borrowing for College, Financial Education for Students

If/Then Approach to Paying Off Student Loans

Feb 2, 2017 6:55:00 AM

It’s all well and good to talk about ideal scenarios when it comes to paying off your student loans. You’ll graduate, you’ll start repayment on a plan that works perfectly with your income and budget, and you’ll chip away at your debt consistently and aggressively until your loans are paid off or forgiven.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing