How to take care of multiple student loans (consolidation, payment strategies)

I’ve freshly graduated college. Here’s my current standing: I estimate ~ $1200/month in free cash after bills/entertainment/etc. My loans are as follows (all US based): 1: Perkins Amount: 3,240 First payment due March 1, 2015 2: Stafford unsub Amount: 8,000 Current interest: 1,150 3: Direct stafford subbed Principal: 19,000 Current Read more
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What exactly can a financial advisor do for me, and is it worth the money?

I’ve been managing my own expenses pretty meticulously for the past 4-5 years since being out of college and on my own. Because of this, I feel I have more of a clue about finances than the average 28-year-old. I use Mint to manage pretty much all of my accounts, though I realize this is […] Read more
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What are my investment options in real estate?

In a nutshell, I’m about to graduate from college at 21 with a great degree and have a job lined up that pays just short of six figures. Things are looking good. But I don’t want to be a software developer for life. In fact, I don’t want to be a software developer for any […] Read more
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18 year old making $60k a year; how should I invest? Traditional or Roth IRA?

I’ve had a lot of questions regarding personal finance, and I figured this would be the best place to get some good answers. To start, I made over $60,000 in 2013 and just over $44,000 in 2012. I make videos on YouTube, and currently run 4 YouTube channels; my revenue is accrued through advertisements that […] Read more
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Repaying Debt and Saving – Difficult Situation

I apologize ahead of time if this is too simple a matter for this Stack Exchange. My mother has been in a sticky financial situation for a while now, and I was hoping to get a little bit of help, and possibly some pointers for her and myself for how to get out of this. […] Read more
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Need Help Paying For Previous Semester of College

I went to University of Southern Mississippi for 2 years until they denied me getting financial aid. I did not have my mother’s tax return from a tax year that she had not filed at the time. I was not even living with her at the time. I was married and living with my husband, […] Read more
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Should I use my non-tax advantaged investment account to pay off debt?

Hello Personal Finance! So about 8 years ago, I got into a bad car accident which was not my fault, and which I sued the driver because they tried to drive away afterwards. I got a large settlement of about $32k, of which I did the following with: Put 16k in a CD (stupid, I […] Read more
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Strategies for paying off my Student loans

For some background info on myself, I just graduated college a bit over a year ago with a Comp Sci degree. I’ve saved up just enough to pay off my student loans in its entirety, however, I have delayed paying them off fully because I was saving money for a possible tech start up. I’m […] Read more
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Buying my first car out of college

So I just graduated college this past week and have a job lined up making 63000 a year. I was looking at buying a $27000 used 2008 BMW 328i, financing at about 500/month for 60 months. I don’t have any debt of any kind and currently don’t have a car of my own (the family […] Read more
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How should I invest my money as a young graduate in Europe?

This is related to this question, but that question’s answers are 95% tailored for residents of the US, basically recommending to full out the 401k retirement plan and this and that about stock market investments. My question is, are there other types of investments that are good for a young person starting out a career? […] Read more
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