Should you take money advice from a stranger on the internet? In Reddit’s r/personalfinance channel, anonymous users exchange tips on buying homes, choosing insurance plans and managing very personal, nuanced money situations. (Think: “How do I handle my dying dad’s debts?”) “It’s like crowdsourcing financial advice,” says Dana Eble, a public relations specialist based in … Continued

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For 61% of students, college costs more than they expected, according to a recent survey from College Ave Student Loans conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights. Yoselin Guzman, an 18-year-old UCLA freshman from Compton, California, can see why. “There’s like little costs you don’t even see,” says Guzman, noting how expensive dorm items, books … Continued

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Earth-friendly school supplies can be expensive, but going green doesn’t mean asking your kid to open a lemonade stand to help pay. You can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. Start by widening your idea of what’s “green.” Look for freebies first Using what you already have is the ultimate environmentally … Continued

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