We wrote earlier this week about President Obama’s budget proposals that will impact student loans. Chief among them is making all student loan forgiveness tax free and expanding PAYE to all borrowers. These are great proposals and would greatly help those struggling with student loans. But, excepting a few pieces of promising legislation by Elizabeth […]

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College costs are inarguably on the rise, but the amount of student debt is rising faster than the tuition hikes. For some families, this may due to a lowered ability of the parents to contribute toward their child’s education. But for others, they are borrowing beyond the scope of what they need and are increasing […]

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We always recommend paying off your student loans as quickly as possible. Not only does this get you out from under the onus of educational debt sooner, but it can save you money and allow you to move on with your life and focus on your debt-free future. But a recent statement issued by the […]

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Most people that graduate college come out owing both student loan and credit card debts. Research published last year by Fidelity Investments – Cost-Conscious College Graduates Study – showed that the majority of grads (roughly 70%) end up with debt that exceeds $35,000, on average. Half of those surveyed were surprised by the extent of […]

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The need for free public education couldn’t come at a more pivotal moment. If you haven’t heard about the revolutionary group Strike Debt, now is the time to take notice. “You are not a loan,” says Strike Debt’s nation-wide movement, which aims to unify debt resistors for economic justice. They explore topics such as debt resistance, governmental […]

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            Apps try to help you keep New Year’s resolutions Keeping New Year’s resolutions can be difficult but new apps aim to help people get organized, track progress and stay focused to reach their goals.About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year, according to the University of […]

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            The Best of Everything, 2013 We choose the crème de la crème in stocks, credit cards, travel, retirement spots, cars and more. Best Student Loan Monitor – Link your federal and private student-loan accounts with the Tuition.io tool to see your total estimated monthly payment, the percentage of your loans paid and your […]

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It’s no secret that student loan debt is a growing problem in the U.S. Recent data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) indicates total outstanding student loans are approaching $1.2 trillion, with $165 billion of that in the form of private, not federally backed, student loans. The Project On Student Debt estimates that two […]

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