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The Basics of Credit

Credit is an integral part of building a solid financial future. It determines your ability to get a line of credit in the form of credit cards and loans. It also impacts the cost of borrowing. While good credit can make borrowing a breeze, bad credit can severely restrict your options. Understanding the basics of …
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Roth vs. 529 – Which Is Better?

Roth IRAs and 529s are two types of tax-friendly accounts that can help families save for college tuition. As with any other type of saving program, neither one is best for all families, and both offer great benefits. Each has its own downsides too. Understanding the fundamentals of Roth vs. 529 can help you decide …
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5 Ways To Save for College

Open a 529 Put Money into a Custodial Account Open a Coverdell Education Savings Account Start a Roth IRA Open a Traditional Savings Account College tuition is frightfully expensive and out of reach for most families in America. What’s worse is that the fees keep increasing every year. Most families take on thousands of dollars …
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Student Loan Payments Paused Until May 01, 2022 – Should You Pay Anyway?

There are some compelling benefits to making federal student loan payments even though the pause has been extended. However, this may not necessarily be the best option for everyone. Whether you should pay or not depends largely on your financial circumstances. The student loan pause or forbearance was initiated by the federal government in 2020 …
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financial advice & planning, student loans

Should I Refinance My Federal Student Loans Before The Moratorium Ends?

The federal student loan moratorium is set to end May 1, 2022. Loan payments as well as interest are set to resume after that. The question on most borrowers’ mind right now is: ‘Should I refinance my federal student loans before the moratorium ends?’. It’s not surprising that everyone’s got refinancing on their mind. Interest …
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12 Things To Do Before Student Loan Payments Restart On May 01, 2022

Initiated as a COVID-19 emergency relief measure in early 2020, the student payment pause has been extended several times over the past two years. The latest extension was announced by President Joe Biden in mid-December 2021. According to that announcement, student loan payments restart on May 01, 2022. The two year payment pause has given …

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