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How to earn a gold medal with your finances

InvestorPlace.com and Jeff Reeves •
Kiplinger

At the Rio Olympics, the U.S. is dominating the medal counts in sports from women’s gymnastics to men’s swimming. However, while we may lead the world in many athletic contests, the sad reality is that some Americans are at the back of the field when it comes to their finances. We are a nation that

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Here’s the budget of a 29-year-old who’s almost done paying over $100,000 of student loans

Business Insider •
Business Insider

In 2013, Jessica Elberfeld got mad. The now 29-year-old had been slowly paying off over $113,000 of public and private student loans since graduating in 2009, at the same slow pace she saw reflected in her peers. Elberfeld had graduated and immediately been hired in the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee. But to make ends

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5 free apps to help you control your finances

CFP®, Blue Ocean Global Wealth, Marguerita M. Cheng, and CEO •
Kiplinger

In a not-so-distant past, people tracked their personal finances by saving every single receipt and painstakingly balancing a checkbook. Technology has evolved over the decades, and now financial help is literally at our fingertips. Here are five apps I recommend to get your financial life in order: 1. Mint You can sign up and use

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How to refinance your student debt

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

You’ve graduated from college, launched a career, and maybe gotten married or purchased a home. But one part of your past continues to give you headaches: your student loans. The rate of increase in the average amount students borrow has slowed in recent years, but borrowers are still racking up debt — about $25,000 to

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