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First off, congrats on your plans to get married! At Education Loan Finance, we celebrate life changes with our clients and exist for the primary purpose of helping them make educated financial decisions regarding those changes. As such, we urge you to press the ‘Pause’ button on your wedding dreams and even click away from…

How To Use Tax Returns to Reduce Student Loan Debt

Let’s be honest, the only remotely fun part of taxes is playing the guessing game on how many greenbacks Uncle Sam is going to mail you this spring. There are about a million and one ways to spend your return, and no one can tell you which is best. It’s your money; use it how…

Budgeting tips for recent college graduates

‘Retail Therapy’ is deemed as the act of shopping for the primary purpose of improving one’s mood. If you go on to research the psychology behind the not-so-recent trend, you’ll need a plethora of experts who claim there’s actually some truth to it all. It’s quite normal for tension to arise from our everyday lives,…

Start this year off by asking yourself, “What do I want?” That might seem like an overly simplified place to start when setting financial goals for your ENTIRE life, but you’d be surprised. If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely staring at a stinking pile of student loan debt with a shovel in hand,…

Buying First Home

Most of us enter adulthood with many goals and dreams. You may want a career that not only provides for a comfortable lifestyle, but also fulfills you personally. So naturally, you might seek an undergraduate or graduate degree that provides you with the education and skills to succeed in that career. Obtaining that college degree…

Woman using personal finance apps

In today’s tech-savvy environment, it doesn’t take much effort to find that there is an app for everything. Whether you want to edit a photo to post on Instagram, read a book from your phone, or track your food intake and workouts, there are so many tasks you can accomplish with just a few taps…

man showing women budgeting using the 50/20/30 rule

One of the first steps to financial success is learning how to budget and sticking with it. Setting up a budget provides visibility and control over personal finances, allowing individuals to track how much they are spending and where and helping them avoid frivolous spending by staying within set limits. However, traditional budgets are not…

Financial independence refers to the state of reaching a point of sufficient wealth where one is not required to work full time  —unless they want to — in order to maintain a desired lifestyle. It occurs when people have enough built-up income to pay for necessities, for the remainder of their lives, without an active-income,…

family outside after talking finances

Money is possibly one of the largest sources of stress on a person’s life and in their relationships. In fact, finances are the leading cause of stress and conflict in relationships, according to a recent survey. It is a topic that many Americans avoid and often include in the same category of heavily debated subjects…

Saving money for specific life goals — whether for debts, bills, or future expenses — is a long-term strategy that sometimes requires the assistance of someone with financial expertise, even for the most financially-savvy individuals. Like most things, hiring a professional in a particular field can help achieve optimal results. Enter the financial planner. Before…

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