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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

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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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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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02
Oct
The Rise of eSports: Just How Big Can This Business Get?

Video games have been popular since the late 1970s, but for the longest time, the gaming community operated as its own little niche, dwarfed by more traditional sports and other forms of entertainment. With the advent of eSports, the same can no longer be said. Today, the eSports industry is in hot pursuit of leagues like the NFL […]

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25
Sep
Insurance Companies Using Big Data to Decide on Consumers? Only 15% Are OK With This

Whether it be Facebook determining what ads pop up on your news feed or Amazon analyzing how to get a package to your doorstep in the quickest way possible, data dominates decision-making in 2018.Big data has streamlined what were once open-ended questions into black and white processes by replacing subjective emotions with objective numbers and best gu

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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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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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