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Jacob Wade

Jacob Wade

As a nationally recognized personal finance writer for the past 11 years, Jacob Wade has written professionally for Forbes Advisor,, The Balance, Investor Junkie, LendingTree, Investopedia, Money Under 30, GOBankingRates and other popular sites. He has also been a featured expert on CBS News, MSN Money, Forbes, Nasdaq, Yahoo! Finance and AOL Finance. His background includes five years as an Enrolled Agent at an accredited CPA firm, where he prepared tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

Articles by Jacob Wade

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Best Vacation Loans in June 2024

Vacation loans can help you fund your upcoming vacation or a last-minute trip, but watch out for high fees. While some lenders offer rates as low as 6.99% APR, that’s not the norm. And some vacation loans have up-front fees that can quickly increase your APR.

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What Are Student Loans? A Beginner's Guide

Learn how to choose the right student loan, how to apply for a student loan, and how to successfully manage student loan repayment.

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How to Reduce Taxable Income: 7 Ways

Take advantage of tax deductions and credits to save thousands. We’ve found the best ways to reduce your taxable income with minimal effort.

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6 Factors That Increase Your Student Loan Balance

Many students see their student loan balances increase over time. Here are some reasons why that happens. Learn more.