If you have lost a parent, that’s hard enough for a young person to deal with – but what can make this even more difficult is the financial problems that often follow. Even if your deceased parent left life insurance arrangements, it may not be enough to supplement the lost income and finance your way […]

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Once you’ve completed your college applications, submitted your FAFSA and applied for grants and scholarships in the coming weeks (if you haven’t done so already) you’ll begin to receive acceptance letters and financial aid package offers from colleges. These can be complex and should be evaluated on a per college basis and then comparatively to […]

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Today is part two in our series for high school seniors preparing for college next year. In Part 1, we discussed college costs and today we’ll look at financial aid and “free” money for college. Grants and scholarships are one of the best ways to pay for college because it won’t take cash out of […]

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Debt is something we all should avoid, but it seems like Generation Y is piling it on in droves. Recent grads – and even those still in school – are running up both student loan and credit card debt. The average graduate collects their sheepskin with almost $30,000 in student loans and $2,500 in credit […]

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