Jackson Wise

Jackson Wise

September 21, 2017
Federal Pell Grants 101: Are you missing out on free financial aid? premium

Despite rising higher education costs and student loan debt, there is a baffling amount of federal student aid that goes unclaimed each year. A NerdWallet analysis showed that high school graduates left $2.7 billion in free college funding on the table in 2014.   One of the key components of financial aid for students comes […]

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Jackson Wise
May 16, 2017
8 clever ways to save up for your summer vacation premium

Sadly, summer vacation excitement ≠ affordability. Value Penguin reported the average person pays $584 for a 4-day domestic vacation. Here's how to save up.

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Jackson Wise
May 8, 2017
Financially illiterate man nods head, smiles, and eagerly signs 95% APR loan premium

“I don’t know what APY stands for, but I do know what YOLO means, and I want my man-cave finished before football season.”

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Jackson Wise
May 1, 2017
Negotiation tactics for everyday life: 6 principles that actually work premium

  When I reflect on early financial decisions, there’s one biggie that always irks me. It isn’t about debt or misusing credit cards or even taking out too much in student loans. I’m so annoyed with how I failed to negotiate early on in my career. Like so many people, I didn’t even think to […]

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Jackson Wise
April 1, 2017
Megabank CEO proposes to rename monthly checking account fee to “Yacht Tax” premium

Described in a recent high-level meeting between executives, a megabank CEO proposed a “refresh” to monthly checking account fees.

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Jackson Wise
March 23, 2017
Four things you should know before getting your new best friend premium

If you’ve never owned a dog before and you’re thinking of taking the plunge into puppy love, you should know a few things about pet ownership and puppies.

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Jackson Wise
March 13, 2017
Say sayonara to credit card debt: 5 tips from personal finance experts premium

Credit card debt is an epidemic. It's so bad that March 21st was named, Credit Card Reduction Day. Here's how you can get a head start:

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Jackson Wise
March 6, 2017
The question we’re all asking: Why do banks charge fees? premium

A recent CNN Money article showed that in 2016 alone, the top 3 big banks charged consumers over $6.4 billion in bank fees. So what gives?

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Jackson Wise
March 1, 2017
The top 5 money misunderstandings and how to avoid them premium

Adulting can be tough, and the source of many grown-up problems is money. To steer clear of these mishaps, learn how to navigate the following situations.

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Jackson Wise
February 15, 2017
6 cheap one-hour furniture upgrades premium

DIY home and furniture upgrade tutorials can seem so helpful, yet sometimes they just come up short. Cheap, one-hour furniture upgrades to the rescue!

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Jackson Wise