Over four out of every ten employers are hiring academically overqualified workers – and they’re happy they did. A recent survey from Career Builder found that 41 percent of employers are hiring workers with college degrees for positions that don’t require them, and had in the past been filled with workers who have only a […]

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Borrowing to finance education costs can be a great bet in the long run. In fact, most studies show that a college degree does, in fact, pay off handsomely over the course of a career compared to the cost of tuition. But your student loan balance will affect your credit in the meantime. Here are […]

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In an ideal world, employer-sponsored student loan assistance and repayment programs would be as commonplace as health insurance and the 401(k). After all, it’s tough for younger workers to maximize their 401(k) contributions when they’re still trying to pay down an average post-college student loan debt of more than $33,000. As a result, while older […]

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As college graduates leave their schools this year, many of them will be preparing for becoming a part of the workforce. Graduation day is typically a day for felicitations and celebrations. But as the class of 2015 prepares to leave school, it must be mindful of the fact that the tag of being the most […]

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VICE News recently hosted a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama to discuss the biggest financial issue facing young Americans: mounting student debt. The President sat down with VICE founder Shane Smith, along with five students who discussed their own personal struggles with student loans. The topics ranged from the importance of understanding debt to the value of higher […]

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According to a new report from John Burns Consulting, approximately 414,000 home sales will not happen this year because of student debt repayments. This comes out to around 8% of all home sales in America, curbing the housing market by $83 billion. Rick Palacios, director of research at John Burns Consulting, said, “If you’ve got […]

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If you’re struggling to pay your student loans each month, one of the worst things you can do is to do nothing at all. Student loans won’t go away and federal loans have no statute of limitations, so they will inevitably catch up to you. It’s best to be proactive and request a deferment or forbearance […]

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Project on Student Debt recently released their report Student Debt and the Class of 2012 and their data shows, once again, which states have students that are racking up the most and least debt. This is their eighth annual report and it shows that, overall, 71% of students that graduated in 2012 came out of […]

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Republicans rejecting a bill to expand Veteran benefits has many shaking their heads in shame, especially this talk show host. The real shame is that the Senate approves wars preemptively without any consideration for the mental, physical, and financial aftermath of our Vets.  Let’s take a look what the shame-o-meter has to show: In addition to […]

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