How to Pay for College Without Taking Out Parent PLUS Loans 

Image: MD Duran on UnsplashOlder Americans have more student loan debt than ever, but in many cases it’s not because of their own higher education costs. The number of Americans aged 60...

Your Credit Score May Have Just Gone Up

Image: Jungwoo Hong on UnsplashSome people may see their credit scores jump as much as 30 points, CNBC reports.That’s because tax liens will no longer appear on credit reports from Equifax, Experian...

Get Your Mom a Flexible Workplace and Paid Leave for Mother's Day

Photo: London Scout on UnsplashAmong the many sacrifices parents make when they have children, one of the most pressing for working families is the financial hit a mother’s lifetime earnings take. A...

What Do You Want to Know About Buying a House?

Image: Breno Assis on UnsplashHello friends. It’s me, your devoted personal finance blogger, back to ask what questions you have about buying a house.We’ve gotten in the weeds about investing, student loans...

Ask for Cash When You're Bumped From a Flight

Not content with the current misery level associated with flying, airlines are overbooking more flights than ever, and bumping customers to later flights in an effort to ensure that you not only get...

Is it better to rent or buy? How to know when renting a home...

I’ve been a homeowner for 24 of the last 25 years. Based on this, you might think I’m an advocate of homeownership over renting. That’s not the case. The older I get, the...

Where to Check Your Credit Score for Free

With the wealth of personal finance apps, sites and services available, you no longer need to rely on just the free copy of your credit report from each of the three main bureaus...

Don't Pay Anyone to 'Help' You With Your Student Loans

Beware any company that charges you a fee in exchange for reducing student loan payments, making loan payments for you, switching repayment plans, consolidating loans or applying for loan forgiveness, because it’s probably...

What to Do If Someone Takes Out Student Loans in Your Name

Photo: Leah Kelley from PexelsIdentity theft comes in many forms, one of which could include someone taking out student loans in your name. Wouldn’t that be a nice surprise!As the average student...

Know Your Rights With Debt Collectors

Image: Kaboompics .com from PexelsWhen debt collectors come calling, they may try any number of tactics to get you to pay your debt. Some are perfectly legal, while others fall into a...

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