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Act Now for New Student Loan Repayment Options

While the courts struck down the student loan forgiveness program, there are still new programs that can significantly assist borrowers in managing their student loans. Below, we outline two of those programs and how to access them.

Heading Back to School During Inflation

Across the United States, parents are preparing for students to return to school. And with that comes needed supplies, clothing, equipment for extracurricular activities, and more. So, we thought we’d provide some ideas on ways to reduce or mitigate some back-to-school expenses. Many of these ideas come from our own staff who are also dealing with the rising costs of sending kids to school.

Protecting Your Identity In the Digital Age

As incidents of identity theft become more prevalent, so do they ways we can protect ourselves. We've compiled over 15 ways to secure your identity. Read on to learn more!

Connecting Eligible Households to the Internet

High-speed internet service is no longer a luxury, but a necessity for everyone, everywhere. From doing homework to using telehealth, working remotely, connecting with family and friends and more, internet is needed for everyday life.

Homeownership Readiness Plan

As the economy changes, interest rates rise and housing prices begin to ebb, we thought it would be a good time to share information on the homebuying process, how to prepare your finances for the big leap and how to get the lowest interest rate possible.

Student Loan Payment Restart

For many people already concerned about the higher costs of groceries, gas, housing, and interest rates, this news has been met with anxiety about how to remain current on their loans. To prepare, we have put together steps for ensuring you know the status of loans and how to maintain a positive loan payment history as we go through this transition.

CFPB Heightens Scrutiny of Unlawful Collection of Payments on Discharged Student Loans

Examiners found servicers engaging in unfair practices in trying to collect on private student loans discharged in bankruptcy

How Medical Debt Does and Does Not Impact Your Credit Report or Score

For many people, the announcement last year that the three major credit reporting agencies would remove paid medical debts from credit reports was a welcome relief. Medical bills and the confusion those bills and insurance cause, has led to many people owing debts they never planned for. Here is an update on the changes to credit reports, credit scores, and how to manage medical bills.

The Best Budgeting Apps for 2023

Budgeting can be challenging, but more digital tools are available to help you boost savings, lower debt, and experience greater peace of mind about finances. Discover some of the best money management apps to help you achieve more financial stability in 2023.

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