Student loan debt is a juggernaut plowing through the earning potential of millions. The burden has topped $1.5 trillion and impacts more than 44 million Americans. It’s size and weight are second only to mortgage debt. As we bear witness to the financial impact it makes, it’s no surprise that we’re starting to see indelible […]

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Billionaire businessman and Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban sat down with Inc Magazine to talk about the student loan bubble, how it’s affecting the economy and what the worst case scenario may be. Cuban blames the crisis on colleges driving tuition prices up because students could afford to pay more based on the availability of student […]

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One of the toughest things about student loans is the inflexibility. Granted newer programs like Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) have opened up more reasonable income sensitive payments for those that qualify, overall there’s not a lot of wiggle room. Other similarly significant financing arrangements like mortgages have the ability […]

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Even though the President signed off on the bipartisan student loan deal last month to keep current student loan interest rates low, it doesn’t bode well for the future and there are other looming educational crises that are not being addressed. The student loan bill is a band-aid that may make borrowers bleed when it’s […]

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Although employer implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed, the individual mandate still stands and enrollments are set to begin in two months. While Obamacare has drawn increasing criticism even from Democrats as implementing the plan is proving to be problematic and costly, for now it’s still on.

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  A group of community-minded start-ups hope to ease the burden of college tuition with the concept of crowdfunding. According to Federal Reserve Bank of New York, this debt has almost doubled since 2007 and is nearing $1 trillion. In fact, it’s already surpassed the mark of auto loan debt, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of […]

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With a trillion dollars outstanding for student loans and half of that debt not being currently serviced due to delinquency, deferment or default, it sure would be nice to have someone to blame for the crisis, wouldn’t it? In fact, it’s more than a bit difficult to find one faction to point a finger at […]

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