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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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How to keep your home cool without going broke

Kiplinger.com, Online Editor, and Andrea Browne Taylor •
Kiplinger

Keeping cool can prove costly. The average electric bill tops $400 during the summer, according to government estimates, with air conditioning accounting for much of the expense. The simplest way to lower your home’s cooling costs is to raise the temperature on your thermostat. Setting it at between 76 and 78 degrees can reduce your

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