How to Get Out of a Car Loan Early? Treat it Like a Mortgage

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What is a Line of Credit and How Does It Work?

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8 Simple Tips to Manage Money if You Live in Pennsylvania

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How the Latest Fed Rate Increase Affects You

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This Guy Raised His Score 120 Points in 6 Months

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Creative Ways to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

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How This Guy Is Paying Down $26K in Debt

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Struggling to Get Loan Approval? It Might Not Be Your Credit Score

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No One Knows Why Florida Student Loan Delinquencies Fell 11%

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Here Are Factors to Consider When Financing a Car

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How to Manage Your Money in Canada

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How to Organize Your Finances: Our Simple 7-Day Plan

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Natty Light Aims to Cure Student Loan Hangover With $1M Payoff

Remember all those crazy things you did in college? Who am I kidding? Of course you don’t. College is a place of learning, and sometimes that learning has to do with finding out just...

How Upstart Loans Are Changing the Importance of Credit Scores

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Utah Law Students Build Tool to Navigate Debt Collection Lawsuits

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3 Ways to Get Help With Medical Bills Without Using a Credit Card

When Tina Ortega started experiencing mouth pain, she headed straight to a dentist. The Mississippi resident ended up needing a root canal. Even with insurance, she had pay $500 out of pocket. She and...

Student Loan Default Rate Could Reach 40% by 2023

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These Are the States With the Most Debt (But That’s Not Bad News)

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Credit Card Interest Could Cost You $900/Year. How to Avoid It

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4 Pieces of Financial Advice to Fix Your Budget by New Year’s Day

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An App to Help Students Fill Out the FAFSA Is Coming Next Year

Starting next spring, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is going mobile.The Department of Education recently unveiled its new modern approach to the financial aid process, dubbed the Next Generation Financial Services...

With Average Wedding Cost at $35K, Many Couples Use Wedding Loans

The wedding of your dreams can leave you with a nightmare of a bill. The average wedding in 2016 cost $35,329, according to The Knot, and that didn’t even include a honeymoon.Whether it’s the...

Want an Excellent Credit Score? Avoid These Common Mistakes

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Failing to Pay Your Student Loans Can Impact Your Career

The pursuit of education — and a satisfying career — can be costly. That’s why over 44 million Americans are saddled with student loan debt.After graduating, many rely on their jobs to pay off...

Credit Card Debt Is Scarier to Millennials Than Dying or War

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Make a Plan in 13 Minutes

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6 Stories About Getting Out of Debt Without a Huge Salary

Think you need a six-figure salary to get ahead of the financial game? These six stories may change your mind. Together, these folks paid off $218,000 worth of debt without huge salaries or major...

How an Upstart Loan Boosted This Woman’s Credit Score 164 Points

Kelsey Buxton, a senior media buyer at The Penny Hoarder, was $22,000 in credit card debt. By taking out a loan through Upstart, she was able to decrease her monthly payments while paying more...

Building Credit and Maintaining a Good Score

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Why Lending Money to Friends Can Destroy Your Relationship

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Zero-Based Budget Makes You Account for Every Dollar You Earn

Here’s a simple question for you: Are you spending more than you earn each month?Let’s get even more specific: Are you spending exactly what you earn each month?If you create a zero-based budget, that’s...

28% of Americans Don’t Pay Off Their Credit Card Debt

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49.8% of Millennials Would Give Up Voting to Be Debt-Free

People wait to vote at the the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016. Sharon Steinmann/The Penny Hoarder Right now, 42 million former and current college students owe more than $1.3 trillion...

6 Smart Steps to Successful Credit Card Debt Consolidation

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This is How Student Loan Debt Affects Millennials’ Life Decisions

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Credit Cards for Kids? 1 in 5 Parents are Letting Them Swipe

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Education Department to Stop Sharing Student Loan Data With CFPB

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