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How to Pay Off Student Debt on an Entry-Level Salary

 Student loan debt has become a major point of concern for recent college graduates and their parents. Getting a college education is more expensive than ever, but many students feel that the career benefits of having a degree outweigh the high price tag. As a result, more college students are entering the workforce with entry-level salaries, owing tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. Though this problem is serious, it is not insurmountable. With smart financial planning and a disciplined approach, you can pay off your student loans, leave debt behind, and begin building toward your future goals.

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7 Financing Tips Before You Buy Your First Car

Everyone dreams of the day they get their first car. When you get your license, you can’t wait to ditch the family sedan and have your own wheels. The challenge, of course, is figuring out how to afford a car, either new or used. What are your financial options to achieve automotive freedom?

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Use These 5 Simple Steps to Start Building Credit

Having a great credit score makes life easier.

Not only do those with good credit scores have a better chance of getting approved for mortgages and credit cards, but they also can get favorable car insurance rates.

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