Need to attract young workers? You aren’t alone. The State of Minnesota is struggling with a massive shortage of qualified teachers – and has decided to do more to attract young, recently-graduated teacher applicants by sweetening their benefits package with a student loan repayment assistance program. Thus far, the program has been a terrific success, […]

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There are many things in life that are made worse if you do them slowly. Pulling off a Band-Aid stuck in arm hair, drinking down foul medicine and getting a body piercing are just a few of the things I can think of that are best done quickly. Student loans are another example of something […]

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If you’re getting ready to walk the stage in your mortarboard and get that coveted and hard-earned sheepskin this month, congratulations. Whether it took you four years or a decade to get there, you’re graduating and that’s awesome. But if you borrowed to attend school, you’ve got some consequences to deal with – and soon. […]

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Recently, Treasury Department Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin spoke at the University of Maryland and took the Department of Education to task on failing struggling student loan borrowers.

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Student loans can be a headache no matter how much or little you owe, but the greater your debt, the more oppressive it can feel. If you’re struggling to make payments (or failing to make them), it can be downright depressing. But there are smarter ways to deal with your student loan debt – you […]

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With 10% of student loan borrowers defaulting in the first two years of repayment and rates rising to as high as 23%, it’s important that we address the burgeoning student loan crisis. A consortium of interested parties including Young Invincibles, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), New […]

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It’s nearly time for the annual start of Spring Break from college. Hundreds of thousands of students flock to the beaches of Florida, head off for a cruise or even more exotic climes. But, alas, all of these activities cost big bucks. Skipping out on the drunken excess that is Spring Break will save you […]

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Sustainable living is a huge movement for those looking to be greener, more environmentally conscientious and to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. But did you know it can also be a means to the end of your student loans? Going off the grid can be a huge money saver and if you put the green […]

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With grads now owing, on average, $29,400 upon graduation, student loans continue to be a great burden on our society. And if you’re struggling to find a job in your field or can only get part time work, you may be stressed about how you’ll pay your student loans. One program we’ve recently come across […]

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