How to Pay Off Student Loans: Snowball Method or Avalanche Method?

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If you’ve ever searched the web for “how to pay off student loans,” you’ve probably come across hundreds of articles that all advocate for different payoff methods. But student loans, like all other aspects of personal finance, are just that – personal. That’s why there’s no right answer to this question. We recently interviewed two […]

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Ghana: Where education brings hope

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In October, five CommonBond members and three employees visited Ghana for our Second Annual CommonBond Impact in Action trip. Read on to learn more about each of the participants’ experience seeing the impact of CommonBond’s Social Promise first hand.  It is truly amazing how a genuine smile can make you feel. On my trip to Ghana […]

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My second visit to Ghana: a lesson in gratitude

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I recently went to Ghana for our second annual CommonBond “Impact in Action” trip. As with our first trip to Ghana last year (captured here), it was a special experience. It was an opportunity to see our Social Promise in action and witness firsthand its impact. The way our Social Promise works is simple: f­or every degree funded […]

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How I’m Achieving My Financial Goals for My Growing Family

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Over the course of my life, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by family members who made their living by helping others. My mother is a teacher and my stepfather is a nurse, so the idea of pursuing a career that gives back to others – even if it was at the expense of […]

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The Impact of Teacher Support and a Social Classroom

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In October, five CommonBond members and three employees visited Ghana for our Second Annual CommonBond Impact in Action trip. Read on to learn more about each of the participants’ experience seeing the impact of CommonBond’s Social Promise first hand.  I recently had the opportunity to participate in CommonBond’s Second Annual Impact in Action Trip to Ghana […]

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Managing Your Finances in Your 20s and 30s

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At CommonBond, we believe the people who are successful with their finances are the ones who dedicate time and energy to getting the financial education that will help them reach their goals. Unfortunately, because most of us don’t usually receive this kind of financial education in school, many people, regardless of their degrees/profession, often struggle […]

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Reflections on My Trip to Ghana

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In October, five CommonBond members and three employees visited Ghana for our Second Annual CommonBond Impact in Action trip. Read on to learn more about each of the participants’ experience seeing the impact of CommonBond’s Social Promise first hand.   “Ghana, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…” And so began my Facebook post that […]

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The 2016 Presidential Candidates’ Plans For A $1.3 Trillion Issue: What Entrepreneurs Need To Know

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$1.3 trillion.  40 million Americans. $35,000. These are the ever-growing numbers associated with the massive issue of student loan debt in the United States: $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans, impacting 40 million Americans who are leaving college with an average of $35,000 in student loans. The numbers are staggering enough that student debt has […]

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