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Mastering Student Loans: Know Before You Owe

Student loans remain a hot topic…and will for years to come. So we’re flashing back to Barb’s post with how to prepare for and deal with student loan debt. As a financial counselor, I have observed a few disturbing trends

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Student Loan

Raise Your Credit Score with These 6 Tips

Credit scores are mysterious. If you miss a payment, your credit score will likely drop; but it’s impossible to know by how many points. That’s because our scores are made up of several factors. If you’re looking to improve your score,

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report

Student Loans: What to Do if You Miss a Payment

Since student loans are a hot topic right now, we’re flashing back Elaina’s post that provides helpful info on what to do if you miss a student loan payment. Life happens and unexpected events can sometimes result in a financial

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Posted in Student Loan

A Letter About Your Student Loans & Credit Cards from Your Financial Counselor

Dear Friend- I am worried about your financial wellness.  You tell me you have student loan debt, credit card debt and not much money saved for retirement. Have you been able to log onto StudentLoans.gov to look at repayment, forgiveness

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Posted in Financial Counseling, Student Loan

Helpful Tips for New College Graduates

Back to school time is the perfect time for this flashback Friday post from Mary Ellen about tips for new college graduates… Congratulations college grads! Do you remember the scene from “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman where he is barraged

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Posted in Savings, Student Loan
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