Is college killing the summer job?

Back in the 1970s, just about 60 percent of eligible teenagers (age 16 to 19) worked jobs during the summer. It was just what you did. When school was out you took... Read more »

Eight priceless financial lessons you learned on the playground

One of the best parts of childhood (besides nap time, obviously) is all the lessons you learn when you don’t think you’re learning anything. It’s the dirty little secret of being a... Read more »

13 things Benjamin Franklin said about money that are still true today

Benjamin Franklin passed away over 225 years ago. Biographer Walter Isaacson has called Franklin “the most accomplished American of his age.” And that’s not hyperbole. Franklin kept busy. In addition to terms as... Read more »

8 facts about being broke that only broke people understand

Driving down the highway recently, I saw a car on the shoulder with a blown out tire. I’ve had a tire blow out on me in the middle of the freeway before,... Read more »

Tips for cutting down on wedding expenses

The following article is provided by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Summer may be a big season for weddings, but a recent online poll by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling© (NFCC©)... Read more »

Debt forgiveness isn’t free

This article is presented for informational purposes only and is not intended as tax or legal advice. If you’ve got any kind of debt – small debt, big debt, crippling debt – you’d... Read more »

Is defaulting on your student loans your best option?

Writing for the New York Times, author Lee Siegel pauses in the middle of a recent op-ed to ask himself, “Am I a deadbeat?” The column is about student loans; specifically, Siegel’s student loans,... Read more »

Eight questions you need to ask before agreeing to any loan

There’s that moment where you’re sitting in the loan officer’s cubicle and you’ve been presented with your loan documents – all 45 pages of them. It’s already been a long and stressful... Read more »

Savings tips to take the bummer out of summer travel

The following article is provided by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. Summer is a time of fun and relaxation, but the gentle breezes and the sound of the ocean surf can be... Read more »

Ten steps you need to take after losing your job

There are few feelings worse than losing your job. It’s a panicky, anxious feeling, often mixed with dread and shame. However you may feel about your job, as long as you have... Read more »
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