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A New Trend: How Social Media Can Impact Your Credit Score!

 

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Credit rules your life, just like social media does (for most people these days). Now, you should know that your social media life could be ruling (and perhaps ruining) your credit. Be careful, and avoid becoming the focus of the latest “peer pressure” mentality* in lending!

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New Student Loan Regulations: What’s Changing For You?

 

staffordIf you have a student loan, you probably have already heard that the rate on some student loans has doubled overnight, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Why? Congress couldn’t agree on passing a bill to keep the rates at 3.4 percent.  

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Traveling This Summer? Watch Out For These Scams!

 

GenY_TravelScamsBy Will from Holland

If you're about to take a trip, beware! There are travel scams aplenty. If you don't think first, there's a good chance you'll be an unwitting victim. Here's an overview of a bunch of "popular" travel scams.

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Things You're Better Off Buying Second Hand

 

GenY_SecondHand_vs_NewBy Will From Holland

We all know the car example, right? Buy a brand new (regular) car off the dealership parking lot, and it loses about 20% of its value right away. how can that possibly be a good investment?

But young people these days spend most of their cash on smaller items like clothing, electronics and entertainment. Why not try buying those items used, too? It's cheaper, and the selection can be just as good.

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The Crowdfunding Phenomena

 

GenY_CrowdfundingBy Will from Holland

What is crowdfunding? And what does it have to do with you? Perhaps nothing, or perhaps just not yet, but we think it's important enough for you to know about. According to Oxford Dictionaries, crowdfunding is:

The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

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A Smart Head Start on College: Taking College Level Courses in High School

 

genY_smart_head_start_on_collegeBy Emily Driscoll

If college is on your radar in the next few years, now's the time to start thinking:

How can I increase my chances of graduating on time, if not earlier?

How can I reduce the amount of loans I'll have to replay after graduating?

How can I give myself a head start finding a job or career I love?

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