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With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all the information thrown our way. Each week we go down the rabbit hole and find the most interesting and helpful articles so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week.

Wow Dad for less than $50

Father’s Day is almost upon us; do you have a gift ready? If not, here are some fun ideas to show your dad how much you care — and won’t break the bank. (Money Under 30)

Why are financial aid letters so confusing?

For many soon-to-be college students, financial aid letters offer more questions than answers. Take a look at these real letters and see if you can decode their mysteries. (Vox)

Add these books to your summer reading list

Hitting the beach or lounging by a pool are surefire ways to beat the heat of summer. Check out these 10 engaging reads to entertain and educate you while you soak up some sun. (Wise Bread)

Do you have good or bad debt?

Debt usually gets a bad rap, but some loans might actually help you. This video explains how you can tell the difference. (The Financial Diet)

What the US can learn from Switzerland’s vocational education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is on a “learning tour” in Europe to see what the US can learn about vocational training and apprenticeship. Learn about the positive impact these programs have had on the Swiss economy—and whether it’s a viable initiative for the US to replicate. (Quartz)

Simplify meal planning with creative themes

Does this cycle sound familiar? 1) Decide to save money by cooking at home instead of eating out. 2) Go on a meal planning journey through food blogs, Instagram, and Pinterest. 3) Cook for two days. 4) Get overwhelmed and order pizza instead.

Stop the cycle and see how Julia made her cooking life so much easier with simple dinner themes. (Billfold)

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Our team at Student Loan Hero works hard to find and recommend products and services that we believe are of high quality and will make a positive impact in your life. We sometimes earn a sales commission or advertising fee when recommending various products and services to you. Similar to when you are being sold any product or service, be sure to read the fine print understand what you are buying, and consult a licensed professional if you have any concerns. Student Loan Hero is not a lender or investment advisor. We are not involved in the loan approval or investment process, nor do we make credit or investment related decisions. The rates and terms listed on our website are estimates and are subject to change at any time. Please do your homework and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.