Resources and Tips for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

The economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses of all shapes and sizes. While individuals and families worry about losing their income as a result of this crisis, business owners are desperate to find ways to stay afloat and survive this financial fallout—especially those who have been forced to close their businesses or alter their operations to support public health initiatives.

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5 Tips for New Grads to Pay Student Loans Quicker

For many recent college graduates, student loan debt can provide a rude awakening when you enter the working world: You’re able to seek out a full-time job and the extra income that comes with employment, but you also have to start paying back loans you took out to fund your college education.

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Student Living: Why It Doesn’t Need to be Ramen Noodles

If you’re heading off to college and want to live on more than coffee and ramen, we have good news: You definitely can.

College can be expensive, but if you know how to manage a budget, you can make it through every semester or quarter without having to ask a friend to spot you for things like meals, gas, and rent. 

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To Rent or Buy? That is the Question for Millennials

Every family wants to own a home, but with flat wages and rising real estate prices, more people are starting to believe renting a home is the wiser choice. But is a home purchase really beyond your reach? If you take a hard look at your finances, you may find that mortgage payments would be about the same amount as paying monthly rent, and you get more for your money.

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Considering Home Ownership? 8 Things to Look for When Buying a Home

Home ownership is still a core part of the American Dream. In many ways, home ownership provides a degree of financial security. A home is an asset that tends to increase in value, which means that if you buy today, your property could be worth substantially more tomorrow. However, actually buying a home can be frightening, especially for first-time home buyers.

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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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New or Used? 6 Tips for Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car is an exciting process. Not only does a car give you freedom of mobility on your own schedule, but it’s also something you can take pride in owning and maintaining.

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Smart Budgeting for Your Next Home Renovation

Deciding to remodel your home can be a massive undertaking. But because of the benefits it provides, more and more Americans are renovating their homes. In 2017, homeowners were expected to invest upwards of $316 billion in home remodeling, compared to the $296 billion they invested in 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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