The cost of education is often a lot more than just tuition — and sometimes your federal loans just can’t help pay for everything. Here’s why and when you might consider private loans to help cover the full cost of school.
As I learned the ropes of personal finance, a money-savvy friend taught me how to tell bad debt from good debt. Bad debt comes in many forms — including credit card balances (especially when tied to high interest rates), car loans and other forms of consumer indebtedness. With bad debt, you’re financing consumer items that […]
When the final draft of 2012 in review gets written, it deserves to go down — in personal finance terms — as the Year of Crowdfunding. All sorts of crowdfunding records were set and shattered, with some remarkable stories as a result. In the indie film world, for example, director Steve Taylor turned to Kickstarter […]