Are $0 Payments The Student Loan Holy Grail?

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Most people probably hate putting money toward their student loans every month. However, for your federal student loans, you could possibly cut that cost all the way down to $0 (i.e., nothing!) without postponing or falling behind on your loans.

Yup, there’s actually a way for you to “pay” $0 each month, thanks to income-based repayment (IBR). Yet, as you might think with a Holy Grail like this, you must first prove that you’re worthy of it—and then you must choose wisely before signing up.…

Why Your Credit Score Really Matters [VIDEO]

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This month, we’ve covered a lot of scary financial topics, from entering the stock market to living on your own to figuring out where to work.

However, we’ve saved one of the scariest money monsters until now. This financial fiend is so frightening, that it can affect your ability to get a car, rent an apartment, or even land a job.

What is this currency colossus? Why, your credit score, of course.…

The Return Of Felix Baumgartner And The Student Loan Parachute

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Just about a year ago, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner went to space (well, not technically—but 128,100 feet is still pretty high) and jumped back to Earth.

To celebrate this anniversary, Red Bull (the jump’s sponsor) released this new video, which features images from Baumgartner’s point of view, as well as data about his vitals and the mission in general. It’s thrilling, nauseating footage (take that, Alfonso Cuarón!).

After watching it, I immediately thought of another first-hand account I’d just seen: former-intern Shane’s post about entering repayment.…

Dishes That Feature Cheap And Delicious Harvest Veggies

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If spring launches BBQs, then fall definitely kicks off potluck season. It’s easy to come up with tasty, easy, and cheap contributions for any fall foodie gathering using fresh produce from the grocery store or a farmer’s market.

Here’s a list of recipes containing autumn harvest items, with pricing estimates to give you an idea of how affordable it can be to make yummy home-cooked fall dishes.…