How to track and trim your subscription costs

The subscription industry is huge in our world today! The average person spent $237.33/month on subscription services in 2018. These services include internet, cell phone coverage, streaming services for video and music, food delivery, health and fitness apps, and more. With the vast number of subscriptions you can sign up for and the large portion…

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Five Ways to Manage Financial Stress During COVID-19

Even under the best circumstances, most of us deal with financial stress in our daily lives. With the additional stress that has been placed on many individuals and families as a result of COVID-19 from job loss or changes in income, and uncertainty about the future, financial worries are even more common. Dealing with your…

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Applying for SNAP Benefits if You’re Newly Unemployed

If you’ve lost work or earnings, you may be curious about programs that you can use during this difficult time. Your first move should be to apply for unemployment insurance. This is likely the most valuable benefit, especially while the additional $600/week is available through late July 2020. Unemployment insurance often replaces only a portion…

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What is the Rule of 72?

Are you considering investing money? If so, you should know about the Rule of 72. It helps you determine how long it will take for your money to grow a certain amount. The Rule of 72 allows you to figure out how long it will take for an investment to double at a given annual…

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How the CARES Act Impacts Your Student Loans

Times are uncertain right now. Budgets are tightening and people are losing work. On March 27, 2020 President Trump signed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. Now people are trying to understand how the CARES Act will affect their lives. If you have student loans, you may wonder how the CARES Act…

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How to Have Your Student Loans Forgiven

Student loan debt is very common. If you have student loans, your payments may impact how you live your life in significant ways. So as you work to pay off your student loans, it’s important to understand the options that exist for student loan forgiveness. Here are three student loan forgiveness programs you should be…

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Do I Qualify for Perkins Loan Cancellation?

Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Teacher Loan Forgiveness apply to federal student loans that you’ve borrowed, but not to any Perkins Loans. The Perkins Loan program was discontinued in 2017, but you might still be eligible for loan cancellation programs if you have Perkins Loans. Perkins Loan Cancellation through Teaching To have your Perkins Loans…

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Do I Qualify for Teacher Loan Forgiveness?

If you are a teacher or work for an educational service and also have federal student loans, you may qualify for Teacher Loan Forgiveness. Requirements for Teacher Loan Forgiveness Eligibility To qualify for Teacher Loan Forgiveness, you must have direct loans or FFEL Program loans borrowed after Oct. 1, 1998. You also need to be…

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