Announcing the #MyCommonBondSavings Instagram Contest Winner


A good love story is hard to beat. We asked the CommonBond community to share their dream purchases with us on Instagram. Why? CommonBond members save $14,581, on average, by refinancing student loans to a lower interest rate. We were curious how our community uses their savings and asked them to share their aspirations under […]

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Side Gigs, Learning from Mistakes and 4 Questions About B-School Financial Aid – Weekend Reads

The Muse: The Not-So-Scary Way to Convince Your Boss to Say Yes to Your Side Gig Worried your side hustle will hurt your day job? You can cut down on the anxiety by taking these three steps: Let your employer know about your side gig as soon as possible, have a realistic plan about how […]

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CommonBond Decides NOT to Do a Big Game Ad


In late-breaking news, CommonBond, a leading fintech lender, announced that after little internal debate, it will not be buying Big Game ad time. Ultimately, the company decided to save the $5 million and use it to serve its members. CommonBond already saves its members $14,581, on average, by refinancing student loans to a lower interest rate. CEO […]

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The ‘New 401(k)’ During Tax Season

Student loans are a drag on millennial workers. More than 40 million Americans, including millennials as well as members of other generations, have some kind of student debt. New college grads have an average of $35,000 in student loans. As employers look to attract and retain top talent, some companies, including CommonBond, offer student loan […]

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6 Things To Know About Charitable Giving This Tax Season

We give to charity because it’s the right thing to do. But chartable gifts also make us happier. Researchers from Harvard University, Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia found that there was a positive correlation between charitable giving and happiness in 120 out of 136 countries they studied. The U.S. was one […]

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CommonBond Social Impact Award Opens for Applications: Win $10,000 For Your Business!


Are you an early-stage entrepreneur using business to drive social impact? Do you believe that for-profit businesses can be a positive force for change? Then you could win $10,000 in the 3rd annual CommonBond Social Impact Award. CommonBond defines for-profit social entrepreneurs as leaders using business to drive positive social change, locally or globally. To […]

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Fintech Deals, Retiring Before 40 and Being More Mindful – Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads: Productivity, Financial Myths, and Vacation

American Banker: Fintechs Team Up to Become More Banklike Moven, a fintech money manager, formed partnerships with CommonBond and credit card consolidator Payoff. The deals provide financial incentives to customers for using multiple services. “Even the most digitally inclined consumers still want the convenience of being able to acquire and manage multiple financial products in a […]

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The Making of a Social Entrepreneur


Know your purpose, learn to sell your vision to the community, and bootstrap your way to success if you need to. This was just some of valuable advice given to more than 50 aspiring social entrepreneurs from an expert panel at CommonBond headquarters Tuesday night. “The Making of a Social Entrepreneur” panel featured entrepreneurs who […]

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