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.
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.
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.
If you’re new to investing, the Stash investment app makes getting started easy and simple. In this review, we explain the various ways that you can use Stash.
The average U.S. family of four throws away just under $1,600 in food every year. That’s not only bad for the environment—it’s bad for our wallets. Need a kick in the butt to waste less food? Here are four things you could do to get closer to financial independence if you stopped wasting so much food.
If you’re interested in getting started investing, you’ve probably heard of the Acorns investment app. By shopping through its Found Money program for your everyday expenses, you could add hundreds of dollars to your investment account each year.
If you want to win a fight, you need to know your enemy. By learning what makes up a student loan, you can ensure you’re being effective in your fight against debt.
Paying back your student loans is hard. Listen to our student loan playlist the next time you need a motivational boost in your battle against student loans.
Need some inspiration in your battle against student loans? These 3 Ted Talks will get you in the spirit to crush your college debt.