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Student Loan Payments Resume

Most federal student loan payments and interest have been suspended since March 2020. After numerous extensions and introduction of a federal student loan forgiveness that was blocked by the Supreme Court as of June 30, 2023, student loan interest resumes on September 1, 2023, and payments will resume starting in October.

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What You Need to Know About Paying For College

With college costs soaring – and student loans readily available – it’s easy for young adults to graduate without understanding exactly how much they’ve borrowed or what their projected loan payments might be. Borrowing isn’t a bad thing. It’s when you borrow too much, and get in over your head with student debt, that things can get hairy. Here’s a look at what you need to consider when it comes to paying for college costs.

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Why You Need An Estate Plan (And What Should Go In It)

Many believe that an estate plan is reserved for those with millions and mansions. This could be why only 42% of adults in the U.S. have estate planning documents in place, including wills and powers of attorney. Although you might not plan to leave a whopper of an inheritance to your loved ones when you die, an estate plan is the only way to make sure your assets go to the people or charities you love most.

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Money Fights

Couple arguing about finances

If we’re honest, we don’t need research to tell us what we already know deep in our bones: We don’t always agree with our partners on money matters. Often, fights with a spouse about spending or saving can drive us right to the edge. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s possible to stop money fights before they bubble up. Here’s a look at some of the best ways couples can successfully navigate financial issues together.

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Combining Finances

Money can be a challenging subject to bring up with your life partner. But despite how uncomfortable talking about our finances may make us feel, the discussions eventually have to happen for you and your partner to build an honest and sustainable future together.

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College Savings Tips and Tools

As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, it's more important than ever for parents to start saving for their child's education early. But with so many different college savings options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few helpful tips and resources to get you on the right track, including helpful resources from Oregon College Savings.

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Impatience And Financial Independence

For those of us on the path to financial independence, impatience is a universal emotion. It's normal to feel antsy and want to speed up the process. After all, who wants to wait years (or even decades) to reach their goal? In this article, we'll explore the different stages of impatience on the journey to financial independence. By understanding these stages, you can better manage your emotions and stay on track.

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Student Loan Best Practices

Student loan debt can be a huge burden for people, both young and young-at-heart. The good news is that there are steps you can take to make the most of your loans and minimize your payments. By following these tips, you can make the most of your student loan debt and get on track for a bright financial future!

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Creating a Will

Creating a will

This month, we look at creating a will. It’s not always an easy thing to think about, but preparing for your end of life will ultimately ensure your property is distributed as you wish, and to the benefit of those you care about most. In this article, we discuss why a will is important and how to create one. While creating a will may not help your personal financial fitness, it can help your beneficiaries.

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Smart Money Moves

Did you know you should be managing your money differently at different stages of your life? We provide an overview of what you should be prioritizing based on your age (or life stage).

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