Reports

01
Feb
Which College Degrees Have the Best Credit Scores?

Is your credit score normal? According to our data, it may depend on what degree you chose and when you graduated. It’s clear that higher degrees are associated with higher income, and they may very well lead to higher credit scores, too, with pharmacy, law, PhD, MBA and Master’s degrees achieving higher scores than Bachelor and […]

Posted in: Auto Loans, Credit Cards, Credit Scores, Reports,
24
Jan
25 Most Pet-Friendly Colleges

Many colleges around the United States don’t allow pets anywhere on their campuses. However, some allow students to bring their pets. That way, they can have that familiar piece of their lives with them while they are away from home. These colleges are warmly known as “Pet-Friendly” Colleges. On this Page: Top 25 Most Pet-Friendly […]

Posted in: Reports,
23
Jan
LendEDU’s College Risk-Reward (CRRI) Indicator 2017

According to the College Board, for the 2016-2017 school year, the average total cost of attendance for an in-state public college is around $24,610. Even worse, attending an out-of-state public college costs around $39,890 this year while a private college costs $49,320, on average. With these high costs, it is crucial for students and their families […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
23
Jan
30 Best Colleges for Outdoor Sports and Recreation

Hitting the books and studying in the library is only part of a well-rounded college experience. Many schools around the country are notable for having excellent access to the great outdoors, which is an excellent place to run off some excess energy, explore the geography of a region and socialize with friends. While some schools have […]

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19
Jan
Top 50 Colleges for Study Abroad Programs

Taking the time to study and live in a foreign country can be one of the most enriching experiences during a college career. Not only can studying abroad be a way to see the world, but it is also a chance to put academic work into a context beyond the classroom and gain compassion for […]

Posted in: Reports,
18
Jan
Parents and Student Debt Survey 2017

Financial aid and student debt is a confusing topic for most Americans. The jargon can be difficult with words like forbearance and acronyms like FAFSA. And, with little in terms of financial education, many students and their families just don’t know where to get started. In our research we’ve found that both high school students and college […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
12
Jan
CFPB Virtual Currency Complaints – Data & Report

In August 2014 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a consumer advisory warning about the risks of virtual currencies, including Bitcoin. The CFPB was created out of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform act. In short, the organization is tasked to protect American consumers when dealing with consumer financial products and services. By the time of

Posted in: Investing, Reports,
05
Jan
CFPB Credit Reporting Complaints – Data & Report

In October 1970, the United States Congress passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA was designed to promote the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies. In short, the legislation was created to protect consumers from inaccurate information on their credit reports. After all,

Posted in: Credit Scores, Reports,
19
Dec
Most Popular Store Credit Cards

Table of Contents: Top 100 Most Popular Store Credit Cards in 2016 Methodology “Would you like to open up our store credit card and save 20% on your purchase today?” Nothing says Happy Holidays like a brand new Old Navy credit card and $8 in savings.​ These days, every retailer offers their own branded store […]

Posted in: Credit Cards, Reports,
13
Dec
The Worst (and Best) Banks of 2016 – Data & Report

After the 2008 financial crisis, everyone seemed to love to hate the financial sector. Working at a bank was no longer so glamorous and mountains of regulation was written for the protection of consumers. In July 2010, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Included in Dodd-Frank […]

Posted in: Banking, Reports,