How to Choose a College Major With Loan Debt in Mind

How to Choose a College Major With Loan Debt in Mind

October 17, 2018 • 0 comments

Dan Brandt still has $32,000 in student loan debt, after earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing, but he’s not worried about paying it back. That’s because Brandt chose a major and a career with that debt in mind.

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Text a Retailer and You Could Get Back Money and Time

Text a Retailer and You Could Get Back Money and Time

October 15, 2018 • 0 comments

You’ve heard of calling, emailing and even live chatting customer support. But what about text messaging a store’s customer service department? For some retailers, you can. Here’s how the feature works and how you can get the most out of it.

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4 Ways to Get a Sale Price When There Isn’t a Sale

4 Ways to Get a Sale Price When There Isn’t a Sale

October 10, 2018 • 0 comments

If you don’t see a sale sign, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a deal. Here are four ways you could save money the next time you shop online or in person.

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Skip Student Loan Forbearance — Do This Instead

Skip Student Loan Forbearance — Do This Instead

October 8, 2018 • 0 comments

Forbearance is a way to stop making student loan payments temporarily. It is not a long-term affordability strategy, or a way to put off repayment indefinitely. And that means very few people should use it — probably far fewer than are doing so right now.

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How to Plan a Vacation Without Getting Into Debt

How to Plan a Vacation Without Getting Into Debt

September 26, 2018 • 0 comments

Whether you’re planning a trip to a country across the globe or packing the car for a weekend road trip to a local campground, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning.

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9 Expenses to Pack in Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack in Your Moving Budget

September 24, 2018 • 0 comments

Moving comes with a long, expensive to-do list. Preparing for moving costs can help alleviate emotional and financial strain. Consider these less-obvious expenses.

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3 Credit Score Myths You Should Stop Believing

3 Credit Score Myths You Should Stop Believing

September 19, 2018 • 0 comments

You probably know that your credit score could affect your life in many ways — from the apartment you rent to the interest rate on your car loan. But there are a few credit score myths that you — or your friends or family — may not know aren’t true. For example, marrying someone with bad credit won’t bring your own score down. Here are the facts.

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When Being a Loyal Customer = Free Food

When Being a Loyal Customer = Free Food

September 17, 2018 • 0 comments

In the Middle Ages, you could pledge loyalty to a king and perhaps get a chunk of land in return. Nowadays, you can pledge loyalty to Burger King and — after spending $5 through its rewards program — get a Whopper. And BK is far from the only restaurant to reward devoted customers with free food.

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5 Times to Stash Your Cash and Pay With Plastic

5 Times to Stash Your Cash and Pay With Plastic

September 12, 2018 • 0 comments

Choosing the best way to pay for something — credit or cash — can make a real dollar difference for you. So knowing when to do which is key. Personal finance experts say it’s especially smart to avoid using cash for these five types of purchases:

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3 Simple Things Anyone Can Do to Stay Out of Debt

3 Simple Things Anyone Can Do to Stay Out of Debt

September 10, 2018 • 0 comments

Sticking to a budget, spending wisely and focusing on your financial goals can help you use your money for the things that are most important to you — without taking on the burden of credit card debt. Here are three strategies to help you avoid the debt trap.

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