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Carla Turchetti

Author: Carla Turchetti

Carla Turchetti is a personal finance writer who lives in a world where dollars make sense. Some of her favorite topics include financial planning, budgeting, understanding taxes and the ins and outs of running a small business. Carla's thoughts on money matters have appeared across digital, print and broadcast platforms including American Express OPEN Forum, Intuit's Blog for Small Business, CanDo Finance, Progressive Insurance, Northwestern Mutual, Insperity, Kabbage and the Raleigh News & Observer. Carla budgets as much as she can to fuel her mad online shopping habit.

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First-Time Homebuyer Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

You have just made a really big decision. The decision to stop renting from someone else and buy your own home. Buying your first home is not only a big life decision it is a big financial decision. It will change the way you spend money and your priorities within your budget. But it’s also ...
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Various Types of Student Loans: Borrow Smarter

It isn’t easy to pay for a college education. The average price of one year at a public university, including tuition, fees, room, and board at the in-state rate is almost $21,000. The private school rate is almost $47,000. That can exhaust 529 plan savings pretty quickly. That’s why so many college students and their parents take ...
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How to Repay Your Student Loan On-Time, Every Time

Congratulations on your college degree! You worked hard and you deserve it. But guess what? College wasn’t free. Even if you worked your way through your 529 savings, won a few small scholarships and participated in a work-study program, you might have had to take out a loan to bridge the gap. National student debt ...