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21
Apr
Best Mobile Payment Apps – Survey & Report

Can you Venmo me later? Over the last few years mobile payments have surged in popularity. Growing access to smartphone technology has made sending and receiving funds incredibly easy. And as a whole, consumers have started to embrace the benefits of financial technology. At LendEDU, our team almost exclusively uses Venmo and we are not […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
20
Apr
How to Lower Your Credit Card Interest Rate

Credit card interest rates are on the rise. As of April 2017, the average annual percentage rate (APR) on credit cards is 15.72 percent. That’s up half of a percent from six months ago according to CreditCards.com, and the trend is up for near term rates. If you carry a balance on your credit card with an APR at […]

Posted in: Credit Card Information, Credit Cards,
20
Apr
Best Expense Tracker Apps

When it comes to saving money, the best way to do so is to create a budget and stick to it, but tracking what you spend can be time-consuming. While a lot of personal finance experts suggest you carry a notebook around and write down everything you spend money on, who has the time? Rather then […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
18
Apr
Music & Millennials

Although vinyl records are making a comeback amongst trendy millennials and nostalgic baby boomers, their days of mainstream popularity are long over. To that end, audio cassettes and CDs have been archaic music mediums for quite some time. Today, the music marketplace is dominated by on-demand music streaming services. There is one in particular that […]

Posted in: Reports,
17
Apr
U.S. Cities With the Highest and Lowest Student Debt Balances

Ever increasingly, college students are mired by student debt long after receiving their diplomas. For most, student loan payments have become another monthly expenditure that eats away at earnings, similar to a rent, electric, or water bill. How big has the student loan debt crisis become? A few student loan debt statistics can paint a pretty bleak […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
10
Apr
Cities with the Smartest Residents

Even though college today can be largely associated with the troubles of student loan debt, a college education is still on the radar of many aspiring students. In fact, it is generally accepted that a college degree is an absolute necessity in the modern working world. It’s understandably justified. According to the National Center for Education […]

Posted in: Reports,
06
Apr
Netflix & Millennials: Viewers, Not Subscribers

Starting as a DVD sales and rental company in 1997 and then introducing their streaming media platform in 2007, Netflix has enjoyed a methodical rise to dominance in the entertainment industry. According to new data licensed by LendEDU, Netflix continues to be the clear leader in online streaming, but is hurting in one key performance […]

Posted in: Reports,
06
Apr
Bumble for Dating? Tinder for Hookups? Now We Know Where to Swipe.

To swipe or not to swipe. That is the question. According to new data, it might depend on what app you are using and the type of relationship you are looking to find. Late last month, we released a new blog post which found that the vast majority of Tinder users are not actually looking for relationships. […]

Posted in: Reports,
05
Apr
Best Cities for Staying in Shape

As we get older, our bodies begin to age in ways that we have very little control over. As the years go by, faces become wrinkled, hair begins to thin, and bones ache in ways that seemed unimaginable when you were 16. However, we have the ability to fight back against the aging process when […]

Posted in: Reports,
04
Apr
Best Places to Retire in the USA – Report

Retirement can be a complicated subject. For most, retirement presents the opportunity to relax and do the things you never had time for. However, for many people retirement can be a tough transition from constant busyness to frequent boredom. Some retirees simply do not know what to do with all of their new free time or find […]

Posted in: Reports,