Benefits of Getting Life Insurance Young

It’s commonly believed that young, healthy people don’t need life insurance. However, while life insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense when you’re in your twenties and early thirties, it can actually serve as a ...

Should You Take a Gap Year or go to College Right Away?

If you or a loved one are nearing the end of high school, you’ve probably got too many questions to count. One of them is likely whether to take a gap year, or a year off in between 12th grade and your first semester of college. ...

Becoming a Student After Prison

Going to prison is not and should not be a death knell for personal growth and achievement. If you or someone you know has paid your debt to society and want to move forward in your education, there are avenues available to get ...

Steering Clear of Student Aid Scams

Between sending out applications, picking a major and securing funding for your education, preparing for college can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of scammers that are ready and willing to take advantage ...

The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans

The cost of tuition, books, room and board (if applicable) add up quickly, leaving you despondent about how you will pay for school. Even with scholarships and grants, your bank account may fall short of what is due, forcing you ...

Which Debt Should You Pay Off First?

Between credit cards, student loans, car loans and mortgages, you’re probably carrying some debt. On the surface, managing your debt can seem relatively easy — just make minimum payments. However, if you’d like to pay down ...

Earning Money Through a Co-op

Professional educational co-ops can be a huge boon to college students. This arrangement will allow you to gain on-the-job experience while earning income. While that can sound incredibly tempting to students and their families, ...

Don’t Forget These Hidden College Costs

College costs go far beyond tuition — according to a study by the College Board, 61 percent of college costs go towards expenses other than tuition. While you may begin your academic career expecting to pay for books, room and ...

What Happens When You Default on Your Student Loans?

Times are tough these days, and if you can’t manage to make your student loan payments on time, your loan could go into default. Defaulting on a loan can have serious consequences for your credit score and financial health. ...

Navigating an Unpaid Internship

An internship with a company in your projected career field is a valuable opportunity that can pay off in the long run. Unfortunately, if it’s not paid you could be in a tough situation. Until you start earning a wage for your ...