Tag Archives: credit

Discovering The Silver Lining In A Hard Financial Lesson

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to guest blogger, Jason Vasquez. Jason oversees corporate communications and media relations for Wells Fargo’s student and auto lending businesses. He has served on numerous nonprofit advisory boards and committees, and is … Continue reading

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What is a credit score & how to get a free credit report

If you have—or are planning to have—private student loans, your credit score and credit report are crucial pieces of information that can either save or cost you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan. Much like your high … Continue reading

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Earning our stripes in credit

Credit cards are a lot like fire. They can be very useful, and there is a lot of modern life that has been simplified with their ready access, but there are definitely stories of people getting burned as they learn … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Co-Signer? Credit Card Reform Act

How many of you have been tempted by a “free giveaway” to buy something? When I was in college, companies would set up tables, enticing students by offering pizza and t-shirts if they signed up for their products. During my… Continue reading

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Talking credit with your kids

There are all kinds of money-related subjects to cover with your kids before sending them off to college: the importance of saving, budgeting, managing a bank account, etc. And if their eyes are glazing over in boredom at these topics,… Continue reading

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The financial surprises that can sneak up on your college bound child

Student LoanDown readers, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Chatzky, a blogger on our sister site Beyond Today®. Jean is a financial journalist working to help our community find solutions for financial issues of all stripes. In her post… Continue reading

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Something new

Since January isn’t quite over yet, and we are all still on the subject of “new,” since it’s a new year, new semester (or term), new quarter (for those in the working world), it is an excellent time to make… Continue reading

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When a cram session won’t save the day

Are you someone who likes to put off the inevitable? Do you define “studying” as a coffee-fueled cram session the night before a test? While that approach may get you through a class or two, it’s not a habit that… Continue reading

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Places to “Get Smart About Credit”

Just as we know it’s almost impossible to succeed without the ability to read and write, we now know it will be difficult to succeed in the present-day financial system without receiving financial education and learning how to manage credit… Continue reading

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