11
Dec
The Cost of Christmas in 2018

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year.Almost...It's never too early to start thinking about Christmas. We've already been seeing the commercials and hearing the music for a month now anyway. Christmas has always been about showing gratitude and love and embracing the spirit of giving. And at the center of it all is the […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
04
Dec
These Colleges Are Giving International Students the Most (and Least) Financial Aid

Note: This study was originally published on July 13, 2016 but has been updated to reflect the most recent data.​The United States has some of the best colleges and universities in the world. For this reason, many international students apply to these schools each year. In fact, there were nearly 1.1 million international students enrolled at schoo

Posted in: Student Loans,
04
Dec
The Trendiest Holiday Gift of 2018 Might Just Be a Student Loan Payment

With Thanksgiving in the rear-view, the full attention of nearly every consumer has shifted to the fast-approaching holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, an integral component of celebrating during the holiday season is to spread cheer, joy, and appreciation. And, what is the best way to encourage cheerfulness and display appreciation? Pr

Posted in: Study,
14
Nov
SoFi Review

LendEDU Rating (4.66 / 5.0) See Full Ratings What we like: Unique borrower benefits and protections SoFi, which is short for Social Finance, bills itself as “a new kind of finance company.” Founded in 2011, they’ve since rocketed to become the largest student loan refinance lender in the world. They’ve refinanced over $30 billion in […]

Posted in: Personal Loans, Student Loans,
13
Nov
Colleges Where Parents Can Expect the Lowest Amount of Student Loan Debt

Affording college is no small feat. LendEDU estimates that the average cost of one year at a four-year private institution is $50,900, including tuition, room and board, and books. At a public four-year institution, the price for a single year lowers to $40,940. Still nothing to sneeze at. So how does one pay for the high, […]

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13
Nov
The Cost of Thanksgiving in 2018

Wake up early to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, stay on the couch to enjoy some early afternoon football, eat a few pounds of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, and finally fall asleep early and content.Now that sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving. On November 22, families and friends throughout the United States will come together […]

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06
Nov
Which Colleges Bring in the Most Money From Applications?

The college application process is undoubtedly stressful and pressure-packed; prospective students must adhere to strict deadlines, write numerous papers, and fill out countless questionnaires all while juggling senior-level coursework.  And if that wasn't enough, there is another burden stemming from the application process that must fall on someone, whethe

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30
Oct
Colleges & Universities Providing Most Aid to Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need in 2018

According to LendEDU's third annual Student Loan Debt by School by State report, student loan borrowers from the Class of 2017 graduated with a daunting $28,288 of debt, on average.That figure is up by $313 from last year's report. Additionally, 58 percent of all graduates from the Class of 2017 at non-profit four-year colleges left campus with some [&hellip

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23
Oct
Trick or Treat: How Much Does the Average American Spend on Halloween?

While our level of involvement may differ, most of us will be taking part in Halloween festivities in some amount.For the youth, enthusiasm for Halloween begins in September when costume ideas start taking shape. Once it starts, the fun doesn't end until the candy-induced stomach ache kicks in roughly three hours after that last Twix.While young […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
16
Oct
Traditional Investors Want Their Brokerage Accounts to Offer Cryptocurrency Investment Options

2017's cryptocurrency investment craze, synonymous with constant record-breaking days and a peak Bitcoin price of $19,783, was at its pinnacle almost a year ago.The pandemonium has died down since that time, with Bitcoin coming back down to Earth and settling in at a price around $6,500. But don't think that virtual currency is going anywhere anytime […]

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