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24
Sep
One-Third of Americans Go Into Unnecessary Debt to Pay For Extravagant Weddings—And Quite a Few End Up Regretting It

The survey of 1,000 recently-hitched Americans also found that some have missed debt payments associated with their wedding, while others that used debt to finance their ceremony ended up getting divorced shortly after.

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17
Sep
Student Loan Repayment: Best Plans & Other Resources

When repaying student loans, you need to pick the right payment plan. You can opt for a standard or extended repayment plan or choose from several income-driven plan options.

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27
Aug
Recession Fears Loom for Many Americans, 42% Plan to Reduce Spending

Key Takeaways: 42% of respondents are planning to spend less and save more due to recession fears 32% of respondents reported having no money in an emergency fund and 55% of respondents reported having $1,000 or less. The median amount was $712. 37% of respondents believe their finances are too weak to withstand a recession […]

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20
Aug
Is Pet Insurance Worth It? Evaluating the Cost

Pet insurance that covers both accidents and illnesses costs an average of $44.66/month for dogs and $27.93/month for cats. You could save thousands of dollars in vet bills by paying for coverage, so the cost of pet insurance is often worthwhile.

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20
Aug
Why Aren’t Millennials Becoming Homeowners? Some Cite a Lack of Knowledge or Savings, Others Point to Student Debt

In part two of a study about millennials, mortgages, and homeownership, LendEDU found some revealing trends about why many millennials aren't homeowners yet.

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16
Jul
State of Private Student Loans Report 2019

As the cost of college continues to rise, it becomes harder for federal student loans to fully meet the price tag. Private student loans are increasingly used to fill the gaps, and using our own data that includes close to 200,000 users interested in private student loans, LendEDU reveals how the private student loan industry has changed from 2016 to today.

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10
Jul
Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs of 2019

LendEDU's compared hundreds of colleges and universities within the United States to see what schools had the best financial literacy programs. This report is a list of the top 50.

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13
Jun
Can You Use a Credit Card at an ATM?

You can use many credit cards to withdraw funds from an ATM, but it’s generally a bad idea. You could incur a lot of fees as well as a higher APR, so before using your card at an ATM, understand exactly what you’ll be charged for and what it will cost.

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06
May
How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

It can be hard to determine how much life insurance you need. The amount of life insurance you should buy depends on your long-term financial obligations and the support your family requires of you.

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23
Apr
How to Save Money: Easy Tips to Set Budgets and Goals

Saving money can seem like a daunting task, especially when you live paycheck to paycheck. By pinching pennies, sticking to a budget, and exploring potential side gigs, you can start saving money for your future and other financial goals.

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