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College Kids Are Paying for Bitcoin and Spring Break With Student Loans, but Tuition Is a Safer Investment
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College students are already facing crippling student loan debt upon graduation; maybe that’s why one in five seems to figure they have nothing to lose by using student loans to purchase Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency remains a secondary concern to most college students behind student loan debt. By the end of 2017, college students and graduates had […]

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How to Get Through College Without Taking Out Student Loans
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Next month, I’ll make the final payment on my student loans. I’m pretty excited since I’ve been aggressively paying down my student loan debt for the past 2.5 years. I learned a lot from getting into student loan debt and it’s probably one of the reasons why I started my blog. However, if I had […]

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Money Diaries: The twentysomething nonprofit worker swimming in student loans
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After years of depriving financial voyeurs of their favorite series, we’ve decided to relaunch The Money Diaries, articles where we collect stories from real people about their spending habits over seven days and anonymize them. We LOVE hearing how people spend their money. Unfortunately, people lie — they share purchases that are socially acceptable (eg […]

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Questions About College Loans, Backpacks, Savings for Children, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. College loan fatigue 2. Passive income from cultural stories 3. Choosing different target retirement funds 4. Children’s savings account question 5. Starting over […]

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Italy to Nationalize Bank, Shed $32.5B in Bad Loans – U.S. News & World Report
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U.S. News & World Report Italy to Nationalize Bank, Shed $32.5B in Bad LoansU.S. News & World ReportThe Italian government is taking control of troubled bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena and will try to relaunch it in a plan that includes disposing of a massive 28.6 billion euros ($32.5 billion) in bad loans. July […]

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When Using Other Loans to Pay Off Student Debt Is a Good Idea
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Most college students barely stop to think about the impact student loan debt may have on them in their future. After all, they’re looking for a solution to finance their education, now. The substantial debt they’re racking up to cover tuition and fees is another problem for another day. It isn’t until sometime after graduation, […]

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4 simple steps to get out of debt fast — no matter how much you owe
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There’s no sugar coating it: Debt sucks. f you’re one of the 80% of Americans who are in debt, you probably have a TON of reasons as to why — and it might not even be your fault. After all, we don’t come out of the womb knowing how debt works. There’s no “pay off […]

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Questions About Taxes, Pepper Mills, Career Choices, Buying Cars with Cash, and More!
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Career, marriage, and life crossroads 2. Taxes for disabled veterans 3. Paying off a lease early? 4. Queen of Versailles 5. Buying a […]

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Wealth Is Not a Route to Happiness. What Is?
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I recently read a great article by Peter Singer on the general topic of effective altruism entitled The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, which was originally published in New Internationalist. In the article, Singer’s primary focus is on personal happiness and whether helping others is aligned with it. The article contained a key quote […]

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Here’s How Much the Average American Pays in Interest Each Year
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From the moment we’re born, we’re taught that borrowing money is normal and, dare I say it, expected. From mortgages to car loans to $700 smartphones we pay for over 24 months, we’re taught to spread the pain of our purchases over the course of many months or years. Obviously, this mindset isn’t always bad. With housing […]

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Three Big Mistakes Students Make When Accepting Financial Aid
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I graduated college with $145,000 in student loans. The worst part about it? I was willfully ignorant about the amount I borrowed. It would all be paid off by Future Me, right? Besides, not once during my economics courses was there a discussion about the adverse effects of high student debt. How bad could it […]

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