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Written by Guest Blogger | September 3, 2015
By Kyle Osborne, Financial Literacy Coordinator, TS Institute
In last week’s post, I shared with you all the things I did wrong in preparing for college - and for life, for that matter! After graduating from college in 2006, I was $85,000 in debt from student loans. Two years later, I married my wife who was $25,000 in debt with student loans. We were a financial disaster waiting to happen.Read more...
Written by Laura Roler | September 2, 2015
By Laura Roler, Military Saves Associate, AFC® Candidate, FINRA Military Spouse Fellow
Compound interest can work for you or against you. It can provide some amazing benefits, turning a few thousand dollars into a million dollar fund over your lifetime, just in time for a comfortable retirement. However, compound interest is not a concept that only applies to retirement savings. As it applies to debt, it can be a lifelong weight on your finances.Read more...
Written by Guest Blogger | September 1, 2015
by Wendy K. Baumann, WWBIC President/CVO, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) and Wisconsin Saves
It is that time of year when many students will head to college for the first time. Parents of these new students worry about their son and daughter and perhaps about the funding for their tuition, too. Similarly, incoming high school seniors – and even juniors – are now beginning to look seriously at their post-secondary plans; which school they will attend and how they will pay for it all.Read more...