Most borrowers by now realize that private student loans will typically carry higher interest rates than federal student loans. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself: Why? Here, we explore the factors that make private student loans more expensive than federal student loans.
The Acorns investment app has announced the launch of Acorns Spend, an Acorns-linked debit card designed to make it easier than ever to invest and save. Read on to learn more about how Acorns Spend works, the cost, and the many benefits that card users will have access to once it is fully launched.
Total student loan debt in the US was $1.41 trillion as of March 2018. But how much money is $1.41 trillion, anyway? We wanted to put that number into perspective, so we put together this list of outrageous comparisons that will really help you understand how crazy America’s student debt crisis is becoming.
College is expensive, and many parents try to help their child pay for college so that they don’t need to rely on student loans. But while that desire is understandable, some parents find themselves in financial trouble trying to foot the bill. Here are 5 things parents shouldn’t do to help their kids pay for school.
If you’re a recent college graduate, here are 10 personal finance tips that you need to know if you want to crush life and become financially healthy. From paying off your student loans, to creating an emergency savings fund, to planning for your future, these tips will set you on the path to financial freedom.
Paying off student loans is hard, and most borrowers are only a layoff or financial emergency away from having all of our hard work erased. Here is my story about the crazy lengths I almost went to in order to finally be free of my student loan debt.
Without financial aid, countless students would be unable to afford college. From scholarships to grants to student loans and more, get all of the financial aid money that you are entitled to by following our financial aid timeline and making sure that you submit your FAFSA and other applications as early as possible.
Are you trying to decide whether or not you should refinance your student loans? Though refinancing has the potential to save you money and make paying off your student loans easier, it isn’t for everyone. Here are the pros and cons of student loan refinancing you need to keep in mind before making a decision.
College is a time for learning new things. One of those things is how to handle money. While making some financial mistakes is natural, there are certain mistakes that can be detrimental to your finances. Here are the biggest financial mistakes that college students should avoid at all costs.
Where should you put your emergency fund so that the money can continue to grow, while staying safe in case you need it? Here, we discuss four options: Keeping your emergency savings as cash, using a traditional savings account, using a high-yield account, and building a CD ladder.