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Undergraduate vs. Graduate Student Loans: 6 Ways They Differ

Heading off to graduate school? You’re probably not a newbie at the financial aid process after your years as an undergraduate. You might even have a few things to say about the increase in graduate student loan borrowing and the $1.3 trillion in outstanding student debt that’s become a key 2016 presidential campaign issue.

However, it’s a mistake to assume that graduate student loans are the same as undergraduate loans. There are actually significant differences between the two, and knowing those differences can be the key to saving money on your grad school debt in the long run. Here are six key factors to consider when taking out graduate school loans.

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Quiz: Here’s Who You Should Date Based on Your Financial Style

Finding your soulmate in 2016 is not for the faint of heart. Singles today have to contend with misleading profile photos, creepy texts, and intense pressure to make yourself sound epic in just 500 characters or less. And even when you do make it to the first date, you may hit it off with someone only to find out their student loan balance is higher than the GDP of a small country.

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First-time Homebuyer’s Guide: 6 Essential Tips for Getting Started

When you’re buying your first home, it can be tempting to mentally skip ahead to the fun part where you’re picking out window treatments and hanging your favorite artwork.

However, as anyone with prior experience will tell you, the process of buying a home should begin long before you start planning your epic remodel. As a first-time homebuyer, checking a few boxes early on in the process can help ensure you’re prepared to act when the home you want goes on the market.

Want to know where to start? Here are six essential steps for setting up your home buying experience the right way.

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