Postponing Student Loan Payments With an Unemployment Deferment [VIDEO]

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One of the most common reasons student loan borrowers default on their payments? They can’t find work.

It makes sense: no income, no money for loan payments—especially if you’re struggling to cover more pressing needs (rent, food, etc.). However, unemployed federal student loan borrowers may have an option to help them: an unemployment deferment.…

Financial Advice Dog Advises Us on Finance (Obviously) [MEMES]

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You’re supposed to let sleeping dogs lie. And for a while, I was going to do that with our memes feature. These were Intern Alexandra’s posts (sadly, she’s no longer with us), and I was ready to drop the idea off at a farm in the countryside to “retire”—don’t worry, the old-blog-post farm is totally real!

But then, an actual dog convinced me otherwise. Yes, it’s the financial advice dog.…

Big Dogs and Young Pups: Who to Ask for Financial Help

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It’s been a few weeks since the last video of the week, and I wasn’t totally sure that I’d be able to pick up right where I left off. So I went to the viral video bread and butter—cute puppies.

This video shows that while you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, an old dog can teach a new dog tricks.

And for the first time in 2013, I can say that this silly Internet video can teach you a financial lesson.…

Need a Résumé Booster? Start a Club on Campus

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Whether it is for a job, a scholarship, or a transfer application, it always helps to have leadership experience on your résumé. Leadership experience is essentially any experience where you’ve had to lead or manage a group of people.

Leadership experience can come from employment (if you were in a managerial position), community service, and really just about anything. For the average student, however, adding leadership experience to your résumé can be a challenge.…