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People seeking balance transfers from their current credit cards to new ones will find several no-fee card options from PNC. Cardholders can enjoy benefits including cashback and travel points as well as typically undergoing a quick application process.
Prudential is a well-established company that offers several types of life insurance to consumers. Costs for a life insurance policy can be as little as $75 per month but varies based on the insured individual and the policy.
Consumers seeking renters insurance have options ranging from basic coverage to different additions. Making a coverage decision can be challenging, along with selecting an insurance carrier. Assurant, a specialist in renters insurance, may answer these concerns.
Sometimes we make purchases we want, but we don’t need, like last-minute baseball tickets or new shoes. These impulse buys are made on a whim, spurred by manic emotions or feelings triggered by marketing. Fortunately, with self-discipline and open conversations, you can stop impulsive spending. Impulse buying is extremely common, according to CreditCards.com, w
Most families and students believe a college degree is worth the investment, and most are willing to push themselves financially to make it happen. According to the joint national study, “How America Values College 2018,” by Sallie Mae and Ipsos, an independent global market research company, it found that most families believe college is worth the […]
The Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Sallie Mae announced a new partnership that will give PenFed members access to in-school financing through a suite of undergraduate and graduate school payment options. The partnership offers an easy-to-use scholarship tool, PenFed Scholarship Search. This allows access to three million scholarships valued at more than $
U.S. household debt continued growing in the second quarter this year, pushed by increased mortgage borrowing, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Yet as household debt has grown, fewer student loan borrowers are late on their payments. During the second quarter, total household debt increased 0.6 percent from […]
Outstanding U.S. education debt has grown larger than $1.5 trillion, and more than 1 million student loan borrowers are going into default annually. Unfortunately, experts say the problem will likely get worse, with 40 percent of student loan borrowers potentially going into default by 2023, reported CNBC. Depending on the type of student loan – federal or [&he
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 67 percent of high school graduates will go to college. But nearly half of students who enter college drop out, left with debt and no diploma. Often, this debt is not a small amount of money: for the class of 2017, the average graduate borrower exited college with […]
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