Personal Finance

21
May
Dirty Money: New Research Reveals the Filthiness of Our Cash, Cards, & Coins

Using a scientific device that tests for the amount of germs on a given surface, the team at LendEDU tested our debit & credit cards, cash, and coins to put some hard data behind just how dirty our money really is.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
15
May
Pathrise CEO Kevin Wu Talks Career Accelerators and Getting Hired

A key problem for many college graduates today is getting hired. Landing a job is a tough gig in general. On top of being generally qualified, there are plenty of skills to master when job searching such as building a resume, interviewing effectively, learning brand new skills for certain jobs, and networking – to name […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
13
May
Chris Costello Offers Insight on Robo-Advisors, Wealth Management, and blooom

According to Statista, robo-advisors are a growing trend in the wealth management space, accounting for over $980 billion in asset management as of 2019 – up from $240 billion in 2017. The same report shows that robo-users have increased by 250% in the same time frame. Today, many consumers can simply hop on the computer […]

Posted in: Investing, Personal Finance,
10
May
How to Pay Off Debt Fast

There are different ways to pay off debt including the debt snowball method and avalanche method. There are also debt consolidation loans and other financial products that combine your debt into one manageable payment.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
08
May
How to Save Money in College: Easy Tips for Students

Everything about college is expensive — from the tuition to the textbooks to housing and food. It can be difficult figuring out how to save money in college, but with a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way toward spending less and saving more.

Posted in: Banking, Credit Cards, Personal Finance, Scholarships,
07
May
Trying to Negotiate Bills? New Data Reveals Which Companies Are the Most Likely to Cut a Deal

Using exclusive data provided by Truebill, LendEDU has listed out the companies that are the most likely cut a deal with a customer and which companies cut the most off the bill after some tough negotiating.

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
06
May
How to Know if You’re Guilty of Lifestyle Inflation (and How to Prevent it)

Simply put, lifestyle inflation is what happens when you habitually increase your spending as your income grows, making it difficult to get out of debt or meet other financial goals. Rather than spending more as you earn more, using that extra cash to pay off debt or save for retirement can benefit you in the long run.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
30
Apr
The Average Cost of a Vacation

Americans tend to put a high priority on vacations, with roughly half planning to take a summer vacation this year. However, with average vacation costs of $2,000 per person, you’ll want to examine your budget to identify potential savings opportunities and limit any unnecessary vacation expenses.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
30
Apr
Zeta Review: A Budgeting App for Couples

Although many budgeting apps focus on single users, Zeta helps couples stay on top of their finances together. If you and your partner are looking for a way to seamlessly merge your finances for better money management, Zeta could be worth considering.

Posted in: Personal Finance,
25
Apr
How to Make Money in College: Side-Hustles for Students

In the age of the side hustle, opportunities for college students to earn a little cash before and after class are plentiful. If you can afford the time, there are dozens of ways to make money in college.

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