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financial award letter

Deciphering Your Financial Award Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

The financial aid process can be overwhelming before starting your first year of college, especially if you aren’t aware of how it works. After filling out the FAFSA and being accepted into a school, you will be presented with an award letter from your chosen school(s) with details around the different types of federal, state, [...]

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cost of living in the U.S.

Price of the American Dream: Cost of Living in the U.S. [infographic]

Cost of Living in the U.S. – Is the American Dream Still Attainable? I don’t have to tell you that the cost of living in the United States has risen substantially over the last several decades, all one needs to do is look at a bank statement for a reality check. What may be surprising [...]

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student loan forgiveness

How to Lower Debt with Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

The student debt crisis in the United States is at an all time high.  With over $1 trillion in outstanding debt, most students can be certain they will have some sort of debt when they graduate.  While financing an education is still seen as good debt, any debt can be scary for new graduates.  Luckily [...]

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back to school

A Frugal Approach to Going Back to School

When you have decided to go back to school, there are a number of ways you can save money. When you take a frugal approach, you can gain an education while preparing yourself for a financially secure future. Finance Your Education By Choosing An Online School Online education is the economically sound choice. When you [...]

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boomerang children

Helping Your Boomerang Children to Live Independently

With the rise in adult children living back at home, parents of the boomerang generation are trying to find ways to help their children live independently.  There are quite a few ways that parents can give their children stepping stones necessary to live on their own.  Boomerang children move back home with their parents and [...]

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back to school shopping

Money Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school shopping is expected to top $72 Billion this year down slightly from last year according to the National Retail Federation. With prices continuing to put pressure on the family budget, many families are looking for ways to cut costs. Here are several strategies that can help to offset those price increases. Have a Game [...]

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