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The Pros and Cons of Consolidating Your Loans

If college graduation is on the horizon and with it the need to begin repaying your student loans, you might want to consider consolidating your loans, which is basically combining multiple loans into a single loan so you have one loan and one monthly payment. Remember—there are many different types of loans, and there’s a… Continue Reading

Rich … and Broke? Why Even High Earners Can’t Seem to Save

  Via LearnVest By Jennifer Liu -  Living paycheck to paycheck isn’t just a problem for those at the bottom of the pay scale. In fact, a new SunTrust survey reveals that nearly one in three households earning at least $75,000 a year feel they can barely make ends meet. Even more shocking: As many… Continue Reading

Deconstructing Your Paycheck

For most of us, getting a paycheck means one thing – money in the bank! But have you ever wondered why the amount you take home is so much less than what you thought you earned? If you’re just starting your first real job, this can be an especially frustrating experience. The answers lie in… Continue Reading

Ask a CFP: ‘Should You Ever Close a Credit Card?’

Via LearnVest By Tom Gilmour, CFP® – In our “Ask a CFP” Q&A series, we cede the floor to a Certified Financial Planner™, who will address some of the trickiest money topics out there. Today, Tom Gilmour, a CFP® with LearnVest Planning Services, discusses whether it’s ever wise to cancel a credit card. “When it comes… Continue Reading

The Outrageous $850 Bachelor(ette) Tab

Via LearnVest By Jennifer Liu -  Forget the pricey bridesmaid dress. Or even that lavish china set off the gift registry. This wedding season, it’s the bachelor and bachelorette parties that will likely do the most damage to your wallet. According to a new Priceline.com poll of more than 1,000 invitees, one in three party-goers… Continue Reading

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