How to Choose the Right Student Loan

Student loan debt is one of the biggest financial burdens for young adults. Making the wrong choice can lead to years of significant debt, but smart choices can make the experience far less painful. So what are the best ways to avoid debt in the first place and what are the best strategies for paying it off as painlessly as possible? Jose Montoya reports.

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Alternatives to Traditional Four-Year Colleges

Most high school graduates plan to attend a four-year college but there are quicker and far less expensive ways to launch a successful career. Jose Montoya explains why community colleges, trade schools, and other options might be a much smarter investment.

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Saving for the Future

Many adults, and especially young adults, think they have plenty of time to start saving for retirement. But getting a good start and sticking to a savings plan will give you a critical head start towards retirement security. Mitchell Sanders reports.

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The True Cost of Renting

Many people believe that renting is much more cost-effective than buying a home. After all, renters do not have to pay property taxes or homeowner’s insurance or shell out huge amounts of money for major home maintenance projects, right? As Joshua Paladino reports, you might be surprised at what renters are paying for each month.

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Alternatives to Heavy Bank Fees

Many young people are exploring ways to hold and manage money apart from a traditional bank account. Mitchell Sanders explores the advantages and disadvantages of these different options and what questions you ought to ask yourself before leaving your bank.

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Cost-Effective Ways to Get Around Urban Areas

We have more ways to get around our cities than ever before: subways, buses, taxis, driving, or ride-sharing options like Uber or Lyft. But which ones are the smartest options for cost and convenience. Kirsten Cameron finds out.

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Credit Score and How It Works

When looking to make any significant purchase, the first thing banks or car dealers will do is check your credit score. But what is a credit score, how is it calculated, and what does it mean? John Sullivan explains it all and offers insights on how to keep your credit strong.

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Should You Rent or Buy?

Owning a home can be the greatest investment a person can make, but Americans are still timid to buy again after the financial crisis caused their home values to plummet and cost them lots of money. As the economy improves, how can you determine whether you’re in a good position to buy a home or whether you’re better off renting. Joshua Paladino helps us figure out when to make that leap.

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