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Bad News for FFEL Student Loan Borrowers

The U.S. Department of Education's decision to reverse it's rule on the addition of collection fees to student loans may cost borrowers thousands of dollars.

Posted on March 21, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Home

Buying your own home is a cornerstone of the American Dream and likely one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Without proper consideration and planning that dream can turn into a credit nightmare. Before you buy it’s important to consider all the potential pros and cons, so you can make an educated purchase.

Posted on March 14, 2017

When It’s Time to Consider Filing for Bankruptcy

Despite its negative reputation, filing for bankruptcy can be extremely helpful for those struggling with serious debt. If you’re having financial troubles, here are a few signs that bankruptcy may be the best solution.

Posted on March 14, 2017

Mortgages – Five Tips for Paying Off Your Home Faster

Maybe you have heard your parents or grandparents talk about a mortgage burning party and wondered how they ever finished paying off their home loan. While it may seem like a daunting task to reduce the amount of time and interest you pay on a mortgage, there are at least five things you can do to pay a mortgage off early.

Posted on March 1, 2017

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Lynsey's Story

Confessions of a Credit Counselor, Lynsey's Story

Posted on March 1, 2017

Student Loans, Not a Barrier to Home Ownership

With all the talk in the media about the trouble with student loan debt, many borrowers are still managing to achieve the American dream.

Posted on March 2, 2017

Tips To Help You Conquer Credit Card Debt

Budgeting Look at your take-home income after all your withholding deductions  Go through your monthly credit card statements and highlight the necessities  Separate your needs from your wants and determine how much disposable income you really have Before you make a purchase ask yourself if you really need it, how often you’ll make...

Posted on January 27, 2017

What Effect Will a Trump Administration Have on My Student Loans?

Donald Trump was victorious in part thanks to his supporters’ belief that he could fulfill on his promise to “Make America Great Again.” There’s a significant amount of suffering in the United States right now among the middle class for a variety of reasons, and student loans are one...

Posted on January 25, 2017

Five Steps to a New Financial You in 2017

Holiday shoppers have been careful each holiday season to make their lists and check them twice. Budgets have become more discerning, and savers have become better planners for their holiday spending, prioritizing savings along the way.

Posted on December 23, 2016

Keep Your Money in Your Pocket This Holiday Season

The holidays can feel very overwhelming when you are trying to stick to a budget. Read on for tips on how to take the stress out of season and have a great time with friends and family.

Posted on December 23, 2016