New SEC rules require financial advisors to act in investors' best interests

The SEC recently adopted new rules to help protect investors from bad advice, high fees and conflicts of interest when buying investment products from financial advisors. Under the new rules, financial advisors who earn commissions (brokers) will be held to a higher standard of conduct.

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Is there an Income Cutoff on Eligibility for Financial Aid?

Parents sometimes wonder whether it is worthwhile to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), especially if they think their income is too high to qualify for need-based financial aid. But, there are no simple income cutoffs on financial aid eligibility, in part due to the complexity of financial aid formulas.

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Can You Use a 529 Plan to Pay for SAT Prep?

Students may not use a 529 plan to pay for college test prep, including SAT prep. Learn more about SAT test prep and whether or not SAT test prep courses can help improve SAT scores and college admissions.

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The avalanche method beats the snowball method for paying off student debt

The snowball and avalanche methods pay down debt quicker by making extra payments. The snowball method applies extra payments to the loan with the lowest loan balance. The avalanche method applies extra payments to the loan with the highest interest rate. The avalanche method is more effective for student loans.

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Debt Snowball VS Debt Avalanche Method When Repaying Student Loans

When it comes to repaying student loan debt quicker, you have to consider what is the best way to attack it. There are several debt repayment methods – the debt snowball method, the debt avalanche method and the debt snowflake method. Let’s take a closer look to see how each of these works and determine which is right for you.

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