With the summer winding down, college students across the country are preparing for another year of learning, and many are also preparing to manage life expenses while they focus on schoolwork. Everyone knows the cost of tuition is sky-high, but housing, books, and miscellaneous living expenses can add up just as fast. According to the College Board, these costs can average an extra $15,000 on top of tuition and fees at a four-year in-state school.
When people are short on cash, they’re most likely to be borrowing from friends and family, so found a recent finder.com survey. These loans from our loved ones add up to a whopping $184 billion in estimated annual debt. For context, this friends and family debt — or “FF Debt” — is more than what […]
Looking for tips to improve your personal finances? With millions of Americans struggling to keep up with the rising costs of household expenses and fees on debt, it’s no wonder that when Prosper, a leading marketplace lender, held its annual loan pay-off contest this year, #MyProsperStory, the San Francisco-based company was flooded with entries. From heartfelt tales […]
It may be time to get your wallet ready for the holidays. Whether we like it or not, we’re inching closer and closer to the holidays, a time filled with cocktail parties, family gatherings, winter travel, and piped-in Christmas carols if you’re bold enough to step inside a mall. The holidays are also a great […]
Even with the best laid plans, there’s often no way to foresee all the ways a money emergency can occur. One day it’s your roof leaking during a rainstorm; the next day it’s the tooth you accidentally chipped. Rarely, we feel prepared for an unexpected expense. These types of expenses seem to happen at the […]
This Valentines day, we want to help couples avoid those awkward and potentially damaging conversations. Here are seven important questions every couple should discuss before taking the next big step, whether that’s moving in together or getting married, let’s cover love and money: Love and money checklist – How much have you saved? According to […]