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Articles About college debt
February 01, 2016
The Simple Reason College Tuition Costs Have Exploded
You can't deny it, college costs are completely out of control. But now we know what to blame.
January 31, 2016
How Much Do College Kids Really Know About Student Loans?
High school graduates are expected to make smart money decisions about college that will affect their finances for decades.
January 26, 2016
How the 2016 Presidential Candidates Plan to Deal With Student Loans
With national student loan totals topping $1 trillion, college debt is an issue on the minds of many voters.
January 11, 2016
Retirement Reality: 3 Simple Truths All Young People Should Know
Yes, millennials are unique snowflakes, but not in a good way.
January 10, 2016
Should You Cosign for a Student Loan?
Co-signing student loans typically isn't that big of a deal. But once you're signed-on, getting out of it is proving to be very difficult.
December 28, 2015
Why Recent Grads Should Ask for More Money
The job market is competitive, but that shouldn't stop entry-level applicants from negotiating. In fact, most managers see it as a sign of confidence.
November 03, 2015
5 Crazy Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans
If you’re struggling to make your student loan payments from your yearly salary alone, there are many ways to supplement your monthly income.
October 19, 2015
The 5 Worst College Majors If You Want to Make Money
Want to make money? Don't pick these five majors.
October 17, 2015
Saving for College: One Thing Millennials Are Finally Getting Right
Millennial parents might be struggling with their own college bills, but they're saving more than ever for their children's collegiate futures.
October 04, 2015
Student Loan Debt: What Future College Students Need to Know
Over 43 million Americans have student loan debt, and that debt totals over $1.2 trillion.
September 30, 2015
Can’t Afford Your Student Loans? This Can Help
If you're just starting your career or you recently left grad school with a big student loan balance, keeping up with a large payment can be a major headache.
September 01, 2015
Student Debt is a Barrier To Adulthood For More and More Millennials
Student loan debt is doing more than dragging down the economy -- it's also wreaking havoc on our psyches.
August 30, 2015
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Go to College
College is the right choice for many people, but it may not be the right choice for you. Here's why.
August 26, 2015
What Young People Can’t Afford Because of Student Loan Debt
Young people are putting life on hold because of mounting educational debt.
August 21, 2015
Can You Pay for College with Frequent Flyer Miles?
Some people can put frequent flyer miles to good use by redeeming them for credits that can be used to cover college tuition or student loan payments.
August 04, 2015
Are Big Changes Coming to Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules?
Unlike virtually every other type of consumer debt, you can’t escape from educational debt by declaring bankruptcy. At least, that’s the conventional wisdom.
June 10, 2015
Why Your College Major Is More Important Than Enrolling
There's a million factors to help you decide whether college is worth it or not. But your major often determines your paycheck more than anything else.
June 01, 2015
7 Reasons Private Student Loans Can Be Bad News for Borrowers
For the majority of students, especially undergraduates, private student loans should be the last choice when it comes to paying for college.
May 31, 2015
5 Things Everyone Should Know About Student Loans
The average amount of student loan debt for this year’s graduate is more than $35,000. That’s the highest it’s ever been.
May 30, 2015
The Financial Risk of Helping Adult Children
If your child is unable to stand on his or her feet economically, this young person simply becomes a financial drain, especially if you still write the checks.
May 30, 2015
Should You Save for Retirement or College?
Finding a balance with your money is a crucial part of personal finance.
May 13, 2015
Can Starbucks Save the Middle Class from Financial Ruin?
The American middle class is exhausted. The coffee giant is trying to do something about it.
May 03, 2015
5 Reasons Why You Should Not Take Out Student Loans
Many students have to borrow in order to go to college, but a loan can cost more than you think.
April 20, 2015
3 Signs Affording College Is Still Too Hard
Here's how we know education is still an expensive and difficult path to success for many.
April 12, 2015
7 Money Management Tips for College Grads
Entering the real world can be tough. Take the edge off and get the money part of it right.
March 13, 2015
10 Best States to Escape From College Debt
Student loans can hinder young adults from building a secure financial future.
March 13, 2015
Top 10 Most Expensive States to go to College
New research shows that the cost of obtaining a degree could receive a more modest inflation rate, but plenty of schools across the nation still come with large price tags.
February 28, 2015
5 Hard Truths About Saving for College and the Cost of Education
Rising costs, a dense financial environment, and a tough economy have made it increasingly difficult for families to save for college.
February 23, 2015
3 Easy Methods You Can Use to Save for Your Kids’ College Tuition
Parenting is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it is also one of the most expensive.
January 23, 2015
How to Get the Highest Return on Your Time at College
You should get your money's worth while you are in school. Here's how to maximize your investment.