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Audio: College and Credit

Higher learning doesn’t come easy or cheap, and while hard work can help you make the grades, your finances are another challenge. With the costs of a college education continuing to climb, it’s essential to know what your options are when it comes to paying for school. Listen here to learn about cosigning, student loans, […]

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College and Credit – Infographic: Will You Cosign My Loan?

When you ask someone to cosign a loan with you, are you aware of how much you’re really asking of them? Conversely, if you’re the one being approached to cosign a loan with another, are you both aware of the full range of contingencies? Whether you’re a student looking for help from a parent, a […]

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What I Learned By Cosigning

Are you depending on a cosigner to help make your educational or housing dreams real? Financial blogger Thom Fox shares what serving as a cosigner taught him about the value of clear communication in a partnership.   Cosigning a loan is never a decision easily made, especially when you’ve been burned before. Assuming responsibility for […]

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Infographic: An X-Ray of Millennial Spending

Behold the power of the millennial generation: early tech adopters and trendsetting powerhouses. But when it comes to their finances, how do millennials spend and save differently from other previous generations? They balance decision-making factors differently and aren’t afraid to vote with their wallets where brand loyalty is concerned. Millennials also don’t respond to old societal pressures […]

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Setting a Budget for Summer Travel: Survey Results

Taking a summer vacation is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Whether your travels take you to places foreign and exotic or domestic and serene, it is important to set a budget for yourself before you go, and check in with it from time to time. Knowing where you stand can help take the sting out […]

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3 Must-know Facts about Credit and VA Loans

VA home loans have helped millions of veterans, service members and military families become homeowners over the last seven decades. Today, in a time of tight credit and stagnant wages, this historic loan program is more important than ever. The signature benefit of VA loans is the ability to purchase a home with $0 down. They also […]

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11 Credit Myths: Don’t Fall for ‘Em

Forget everything you’ve heard about credit. Well, maybe not everything. “Living within your means” is always important, but you should be willing to rethink what you know. Because when it comes to debt, credit reports, and credit scores, conventional wisdom is peppered with myths, misunderstandings, and misrepresentations. Credit is a tool. Like any tool, it’s […]

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