Finances

Earn a College Degree with Less Debt

If college students could have one wish it might be to receive a good education without having to spend the next 20 years paying off massive student loans and credit card debt. The truth is, you can earn a great college education with less debt. All it takes is a little savvy money management and self control.
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Savvy Ways to Save When Heading Off to College

Across the country, recent high school graduates are transitioning to freshman at colleges and universities. There will be many decisions facing the nation's next crop of college students, from where to live to what courses to take to whether to join an academic club or fraternity/sorority.
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Did You Know?

According to a 2009 study conducted by the AARP, the number of senior citizens, persons aged 65 and older, who filed for bankruptcy rose a staggering 150 percent between 1991 and 2007. Worse yet, a similar study by the Consumer Bankruptcy Project found that among people aged 75 to 84, bankruptcy rates increased by 433 percent. Though neither study cited specific reasons for the drastic increase in bankruptcy filings among the nation's elderly citizens, many believe the rising costs of uninsured medical bills are the chief culprit.
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Manageable Means to Restoring a Credit Rating

As the economy begins to rebound, so, too, are many of the individuals who were negatively affected by its decline. Be it because of layoffs or investments that steeply declined in value, many people across the country took significant financial hits in 2009.
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Money Saving Tips for New College Students

Most adolescents anxiously await their first year of college. In addition to the new people they're about to meet and the new friends they'll no doubt make, kids look forward to the first time they'll be away from home and free to do as they please without the supervision of Mom and Dad.
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