Got Student Loans? Amazon Prime Can Lower Your Student Loans

Got Student Loans? Amazon Prime Can Lower Your Student Loans

Paying Your Student Loans Just Got Easier On July 21, Amazon announced a partnership with Wells Fargo.  Any Amazon Prime Student customer who applies and is approved for any of Wells Fargo’s private student loans products will get an additional 0.5 percent taken off of their interest rate.  The interest rate deduction can save Amazon Prime Student customers thousands of dollars in interest payments. Amazon Prime costs $99 per year, so the interest rate savings can pay for the service.  One small caveat, Amazon's website says the discount will be applied only to new loan applications received on or after…Continue Reading

What ‘House of Cards’ can teach us about student debt

The connection between 'House of Cards' and Student Debt I'm an avid fan of the series 'House of Cards', a political drama on Netflix, in which Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (played by Robin Wright) use coercion, bribery and extortion to ascend to greater positions in the government.  Each episode takes you deeper into the tangled web of lies they are weaving in their quest for power, and you can't help but wonder when it will all come crashing down. The Wikipedia definition of "House of cards" is a structure or argument built…Continue Reading

YOLO – Why I’m Still in Debt After I Sold My First Company

When you’re the child of immigrant parents, you quickly learn the value of a dollar and the difference between needs and wants.  Food, basic shelter, education are needs.  Everything else is wants.  I wanted “everything else”, like name brand clothes and electronics.  I got tired of being the kid in school with the $20 pair of sneakers, so I got an afterschool job after 8th grade to get those wants.   My parents would have killed me if they knew I was spending $100 on a pair of Timberland boots or a 64MB MP3…Continue Reading

Results from Our Financial Goals Survey

We sent out a survey in February 2016 to better understand how professionals consume financial content and make financial decisions. The results of the survey are below. How many companies have you worked for since graduating from college? How many investment accounts do you have? What is your primary method for consuming content about reaching your financial goals?   What usually triggers you to look at financial content? How confident are you about reaching your financial retirement goals? How long have you been investing in your 401K or the stock markets? Average: 9.1 years, Median: 8 years…Continue Reading