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Student loan debt has become a pervasive problem across the country. Statistics indicate that 40 million people collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. Worse, well over 1 ... Read More about Should You Invest While Paying Off Student Loan Debt?
Last year, my husband asked for a divorce. Four months later, it was a done deal and we were both in good financial positions. While I understand that not everyone is as fortunate as I am in terms ... Read More about 3 Tips to Keep Divorce from Destroying Your Finances
We all have financial goals in our lives. Mine have changed through the years, but I can still remember the big ones. Paying off all consumer debt. Getting married. Buying a home. Becoming a father. ... Read More about What Financial Health Means to Me
When you’re suddenly laid off, one of your first concerns is probably how you’re going to financially survive the storm until you find another job. It’s a huge fear—starting over. But, there are ... Read More about Top 5 Financial Moves to Make When You’re Suddenly Laid Off
No matter the time of year, it's never a bad time to set new goals and work toward a better you. Two of the areas that most of us like to improve are finances and health. If you are considering ... Read More about Does Financial Fitness = Physical Fitness?
The conventional wisdom is that you should pay off your mortgage as soon as you are able. In most cases, that makes abundant sense. But not everyone's situation – or preference – is conventional. If ... Read More about Five Reasons to NOT Pay off Your Mortgage
Talk about the need to cut living expenses, and the conversation will inevitably go toward eliminating cable TV. It’s a solid suggestion, but the problem is that it doesn’t always save money. Sure, ... Read More about Why Eliminating Cable TV Doesn’t Always Save Money