11
Sep
LendEDU Survey: Large Lump Sum Payments May be Key to Speedy Student Loan Repayment

Despite being given a bad rap, the truth is that student loans can be incredibly useful for college students and are often the difference in obtaining a degree or not.With that said, the fun years of college, potentially made possible by student loans, inevitably lead to the not-so-fun years of repayment. Unless you happen to be one […]

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28
Aug
54% of Americans Own a Life Insurance Policy, But One-Third Not Exactly Sure How It Works

Although we all hope there is never a need for it, insurance can be invaluable if the unexpected happens. No one expects or desires an apartment fire, but renters insurance is nice to have at such a moment. Car crashes are quite unpleasant, but if you happen to be involved in one, having collision coverage as part […]

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14
Aug
The Cost of JUUL: Is It Saving Smokers Money?

Lately, you may have probably seen people walking down the street with their hands covering their mouths, like they are communicating with the Secret Service, only to see a massive smoke cloud appear seconds later.Or, you might have noticed the abundance of tiny plastic pods that litter city sidewalks; real estate that once belonged to cigarette butts. […]

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07
Aug
Retirement vs. Coffee, Dining Out, Netflix & Many More: Where Do Millennials Put Their Money?

You can skip this part if you've heard it before: "Millennials are spending too much money on coffee, avocado toast, and fun and not enough on housing, cars, and retirement." Are millennials unprepared for life's important financial milestones like retirement? Or are we exceedingly under the microscope, subjects to the 24/7 news cycle? Were past generations 

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31
Jul
A Study of Seasonal Expenses: Do We Spend More During the Summer?

Who doesn't like the summer? Summer Fridays, days on the beach, vacations, weddings, the Fourth of July, and baseball are just a few of the innumerable reasons to love the warm months of June, July, and August.However, the extra events and everyday pleasures that go hand-in-hand with Summer lead to a jam-packed schedule. Consequentially, this general […]

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24
Jul
A Year Later, How Has Americans’ Perception of Equifax Changed?

Last year between May 13th and July 30th, Equifax fell victim to a cyber-security breach where hackers were able to access roughly 145.5 million U.S. Equifax consumers' personal data, in addition to at least 209,000 consumers' credit card credentials being stolen. Equifax, one of the three major credit agencies, announced the attack ​on September 7, 2017. […]

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17
Jul
What Do Post-Grads Do With All of That Graduation Money?

Graduating from college and receiving a bachelor's degree is as exciting a time as ever, but for many, the excitement is soon tempered by the uncertainty of the future. Will I find a job that suits me? Will I earn enough money to do things like start a family or purchase a home? Questions like these […]

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10
Jul
The Class of 2018 Career Report

Now that we're about a month into Summer, college graduates from the Class of 2018 have either already joined the working world or are taking their time to land jobs to do things like travel.For recent graduates, this is a time of great stress but also excitement. For the first time, many of them are thinking about their careers and […]

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26
Jun
The Finances of Fortnite: How Much Are People Spending on This Game?

In October of 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created Pong, which is thought to be the world's first video game. Since then, video games have become part of mainstream culture, and every so often a transcendent game comes out, like Pac-Man or World of Warcraft, that brings in billions in revenue. Released in July of 2017, Fortnite may […]

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19
Jun
Zelle is Quickly Catching Up to Venmo

"Just Google it." "Are we going to Uber there?" "Can you Venmo me?" Sometimes a company and it's product becomes so mainstream, it becomes an actionable verb. ​And, when it comes to peer-to-peer (P2P) payment applications, Venmo has taken the clear lead. However, a new LendEDU survey revealed that Zelle is not far behind Venmo, and the […]

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