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The Consequences of Aggressive Debt Repayment

Jacquelyn Delcamp felt directionless and unmotivated. Like many of her fellow millennials, the then 24-year-old manager for the ticket marketplace company Vivid Seats explored realms of the Internet for inspiration. She ended up stumbling upon the personal finance blogging community

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The Compromises Millennials Make to Be Homeowners

For millennials who head down the aisle and start decorating nurseries, a mortgage is a scary prospect to add to an already heavy debt load. It makes sense that they’ve delayed the homebuying process compared to previous generations, as only 36

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I Now Pronounce You, In Debt

A wedding should be a joyous occasion filled with love, laughter and maybe some anxiety about everything going according to plan. But when two millennials exchange vows, it comes at a much higher cost than the price tag of a

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Is Overdraft Protection Real? A Look at the Big 4 Banks

Overdraft fees originated as a way for wealthy bank clients facing a liquidity problem to borrow money from the bank as a line of credit and pay it back with some interest. Today, overdraft fees often target those on the

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Dear Millennials, Let’s Be Friends. Sincerely, The Stock Market

Dear Millennials, I fear something is amiss in our relationship. A week doesn’t go by without me reading an article or watching a news segment about your utter distrust in me and disdain for those I work with – or

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Why You Should Still Save When in Debt

The shackles of debt seem to be a bonding force for many millennials around the country, but it isn’t just Gen Y that is attempting to pay off lenders. Debt is a national problem spanning all generations. To many, it

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The Case for College Students to Have Credit Cards

Incoming freshmen receive dozens of warnings before stepping foot onto their college campus for the first time: Mom and dad caution them to not get carried away with extra curricular activities and instead focus on their grades. Older siblings kindly

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How to Tell a Bride ‘No’

You’ll find that I’m on a bit of a the bridesmaid kick. Here is my story for US News’ My Money Blog on how to tell a bride no! The wedding industry is a multibillion dollar market, and most bridesmaids

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When Working for Free Makes Sense

I promise unique, original content will be back next week. But for today I offer you my first US News article… Young professionals have all heard one trite, stitched-on-a-pillow-worthy expression: If you love what you do, you’ll never work a

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