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July 13, 2015

3 Types of Students Carry Heaviest Student Loan Debt

With 17% of borrowers behind in their payments or in default on the nation’s $1.2 trillion in college loans, it’s not surprising that student debt is emerging as […]
July 10, 2015

The Staggering Costs of Student Loan Debt

The numbers are staggering: more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.  It’s not hard to find […]
July 9, 2015

5 Credit Card Mishaps That Can Be Remedied

Few credit card users (if any) get through life without making a financial misstep or two when using plastic. Even something that seems like an innocent […]
July 8, 2015

9 Myths About College and Student Loans

Student loans can turn a blessing – a good education – into a burden.  Financial planners have seen many families struggle to repay educational debts while […]
July 2, 2015

Cities That Have Done the Best (and Worst) Post-Recession

This month marks six years since the end of the U.S. recession. In those six years, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has climbed more than 200 percent […]
June 25, 2015

Most Consumers Still Intimidated By Home Buying Process

Today, fewer consumers believe that it is difficult to get a mortgage compared with last year. However, the majority of respondents to an Ipsos and Wells […]
June 23, 2015

29% of Americans Have No Savings

Almost 3 in 10 Americans say they have no emergency savings, according to a survey just released by Bankrate.com.  That’s the highest number since Bankrate began […]
June 19, 2015

Will Kids Raised During Recession Have a Fear of Credit?

It’s not very surprising that clients of Young Americans Bank, which focuses on kids and college-age adults, are afraid of credit. But the worry is that […]