Sometimes parents have to borrow money on behalf of their student to afford college. Before you sign any papers, learn these important borrowing practices.
Moms want their daughters to start their financial lives off right. Here are the lessons we most want them to learn.
Here’s how to protect yourself from student loan scams, and what to keep an eye out for so you don’t become a victim.
You’re a single mom. Your budget is already tight. How are you supposed to save for both retirement and college? We discuss.
Every year, colleges send out financial aid offers after letters of admission. For many families, it’s the first time they’ll get a true, individualized price for attendance. But while these offers contain important numbers, they’re full of jargon-y terms that sound like they belong in a back office.
Heads up, parent borrowers: you may have more options to lower your monthly student loan payments than you think.
When I graduated from college, I had a moderate amount of student loan debt and zero credit card debt. I felt like a budget ninja for not carrying a balance on my card, but I was clueless about the power of compound interest, and retirement felt light years away.
Want to start meal prepping for work? Here are 10 tips for quick and easy meal prepping that will save you money and help you stay healthy.
Some scammers want all your money in a single transaction, others want to drain you over the long haul. Here are the most common types of financial scams and how to avoid them.
“I’m going to stick to my wedding budget.” Easier said than done, but it is possible. Here’s how to avoid spending more than you planned.
By May 2020, when Misty Wyscarver’s youngest of four children had graduated from college, Wyscarver had racked up a total of $194,000 in debt. Her parent PLUS loans, taken over the span of 9 years, were on top of the student loans her kids borrowed.
Every year, a new crop of parents joins the college search rat race with their student and is shocked that finding out how much college costs is so complicated — nothing like their own college days. But it is possible to do some research and figure out a ballpark. Here's how.