Tax time fills most people with dread, but millennials tend to worry more than most. According to a survey from NerdWallet and Harris Poll, 80 percent of millennials have concerns about making an error or overpaying, compared to 60 percent of those aged 55 and older. These fears can cause unnecessary stress during year-end tax planning. While nothing will free you from the … [Read more...] about Are You Making These 10 Smart Tax Moves?
When a student starts college, the goal is to graduate with the best shot at success in life. But with outstanding student loan debt now totaling more than $1.3 trillion, many students start their careers putting hundreds of dollars a month aside to pay off student loans. That burden can force them to delay buying homes, cars, and even starting a family. If student loan debt … [Read more...] about How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast with These Steps
The percentage of Americans with a college degree may be on the rise, but the vast majority of the population still lacks a postsecondary degree. Some may start college with every intention of finishing, but life gets in the way. Others simply choose to head directly into the workforce after walking the stage at high school graduation. Although the unemployment rate for high … [Read more...] about How to Make Good Money Without a College Degree
As demand for housing continues to outpace supply, the number of people opting to rent instead of buying a home is on the rise. Currently, rental rates have increased nearly three percent since last year, according to a survey from Apartment List, and this has driven rental prices up. Over the past year, rental prices have risen significantly in many major cities, with some … [Read more...] about Renting vs. Buying a Home: How to Make the Right Choice for You
At one time, economics was a required high school course. Students learned the basics of maintaining a positive account balance, saving for retirement, and starting a business. As priorities have shifted, fewer states are mandating personal finance courses in high school, with only 20 states requiring it as of 2016, according to the Council for Economic Education. The news is … [Read more...] about Should College Students Be Required to Take a Personal Finance Course?