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Juggling Kids and College

Raising a child is hard enough without trying to get a degree at the same time. According to a 2011 report by The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), nearly one-quarter of undergrads in the United States—3.9 million—are parents of dependent children. If you’re one of them, and you don’t have someone at home who’s… Continue Reading

Preparing Your Finances for Study Abroad

Semester abroad on the horizon? Before you go, make sure you have all your financial ducks in a row at home. First, you should notify your bank and the providers of any credit or debit cards you plan to use overseas that you will be out of the country—be ready to provide your destination and… Continue Reading

Debt S.O.S

It’s a situation none of us wants to ever experience—you’re way behind on your bills and you think you might be in serious trouble. If it’s any consolation, you’re not alone. According to a report by Urban Institute, more than one-third of Americans have debts that are more than 180 days past due, and according… Continue Reading