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Overcoming family FAFSA barriers

Sienna Kossman

To qualify for Federal grants and loans for college, students and their parents have to disclose extensive personal financial details but if that information is hard or nearly impossible to get due to special family circumstances, does that mean a student doesn’t have a shot at getting financial aid? Not necessarily.
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3 New Year’s credit resolutions I intend to keep

Sienna Kossman

In the spirit of moving forward and continuing to grow financially, I’ve come up with three credit-based financial goals I want to accomplish by the end of 2015. They aren’t huge, but I think these are all resolutions I can easily stick to. Here’s my credit plan for the New Year:
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Payday loan debate burns hot at CFPB hearing

Fred Williams

Regulators wanted to talk about mobile banking technology. The audience had another subject in mind: Get payday lenders off our necks.
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Emily’s list: iPhone 5 edition

Emily Crone

The big news this week is that Apple launched its precious new baby, iPhone 5, on Wednesday. Two summers ago, I wrote about why I was dying for an iPhone 4 but resisting. Are you purchasing an iPhone 5 now, or are you going to wait like me until it costs me less than half a month’s of rent?

Read on for my list of my top 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week.

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One millennial’s take on leading a credit card-free life

Aundraya Ruse

I have a confession to make. I work for CreditCards.com and I don’t actually have a credit card.
When I was in high school, around the age of 17, I remember getting dozens of credit card offers in the mail on a regular basis. Before the Credit CARD Act of 2009, card companies loved the 17-year-olds of the world. We were financial idiots. To me, though, those credit card offers seemed like spam mail unworthy of even being acknowledged — and I didn’t.
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