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Articles About student loans
December 06, 2016
Dealing With Debt: The Do’s and Don’ts of Paying Off Student Loans
Trying to crawl your way out from debt, and student loans are part of the equation? Here are the do's and don'ts for dealing with those debts.
December 05, 2016
5 Ways Baby Boomers Had Big Advantages Over Millennials
The contention and resentment between Baby Boomers and millennials is palpable, and here are some real, verifiable numbers to back up young people's anger.
December 04, 2016
The Big Lie About Student Loan Debt You Shouldn’t Believe
Having student loans isn’t the barrier to homeownership many thought it was.
November 25, 2016
Got Debt? What Donald Trump Means for Your Student Loans
Donald Trump has offered a few hints about how he might make college more affordable and ease the burden of student loans on graduates.
November 21, 2016
6 Student Loan Forgiveness Options You May Not Know About
Student loan forgiveness may sound too good to be true, but these six programs to help reduce or eliminate your student loan debt are very real.
November 15, 2016
Buried By Student Loans? Why Canada May Be Your Savior
Canada has announced a progressive new plan for dealing with increasing debt related to student loans. Will it work, and can it be exported to the States?
November 14, 2016
Millennial Long-Term Debt: How a Generation Ended Up in a Rut
Millennials have a debt problem, everybody knows that. But how did it happen? We have answers.
November 14, 2016
10 Worst States Where People Are Struggling to Pay Off College Debt
How big of a role college debt plays after graduation may depend on where you live.
November 12, 2016
Which Debt Should You Pay First?
Not all debt is created equal; here's how you should prioritize your debt pay-off.
November 12, 2016
3 Types of People Who Should Not Go to College
You’ve heard the mantra: Graduate from high school, go to college, get a good job. But as many people have discovered too late, a four-year degree isn’t always a ticket to the middle class.
November 06, 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.
October 31, 2016
15 Worst College Majors for Today’s Job Market
The value of a college education continues to be reexamined in the real world. The 15 worst college majors make it hard to get hired in today's job market
October 26, 2016
Finding Money for College: More Parents Say Kids Are on Their Own
More parents are letting their kids handle college tuition bills.
October 24, 2016
5 Crazy Ways College Kids Spend Their Student Loan Money
Most students turn to loans to cover the cost of tuition and room and board, but some use their student loan money to fund less academic pursuits.
October 23, 2016
Retirement Reality: 3 Simple Truths All Young People Should Know
Yes, millennials are unique snowflakes, but not in a good way.
October 21, 2016
How Much Debt Does the Average American Have?
How do you stack up to the average American, when it comes to debt? Here's how much debt the average person has racked up.
October 15, 2016
3 Times When It’s Better to Save Than Invest
Savings accounts are known for having pitiful returns, but sometimes it's still smarter to choose saving over investing.
October 13, 2016
How One Man is Paying Off Over $100,000 in Student Loan Debt
Learn how this college grad wrestled with debt and won.
October 10, 2016
‘Should I Consolidate My Student Loans?’ How I Answer This Question
Deciding if you should consider loan consolidation can be a tricky one, especially for your mountain of student loans. Here's when it can be a good idea.
September 24, 2016
How Missing One Student Loan Payment Can Destroy Your Credit
What if you make a late payment on that one student loan repayment you make each month? There's a multiplier effect that destroys your credit.
September 12, 2016
10 Things Most College Students Don’t Know They Can Get For Free
With tuition and other expenses so high, many college students are looking for savings and freebies wherever they can find them.
July 04, 2016
1 in 5 Americans Could Die in Debt. Will You?
From seven-year car loans to McMansion mortgages. There seems to be no limit on how much debt some of us will take to the grave.
June 24, 2016
5 Ways to Cut Costs While in College
Here are five ways to cut down on regular expenses during your college years.
June 13, 2016
10 of the Most Useful College Degrees of 2016
Do you need helping answering: 'Which major should I choose?'
May 18, 2016
5 Life Events Everyone Should Financially Plan For
Here are five potential life events that you should include in your financial plans.
May 09, 2016
Who Would Actually Benefit From Free College?
Free-tuition college plans are becoming more popular, but they might not actually help the students most in need.
May 06, 2016
How to Stay on Budget in College
If you're headed to college, or if you have a child who is, here are some tips to help stay on track financially.
April 06, 2016
5 Tax Deductions That Can Get You a Bigger Refund
Even if itemizing deductions doesn’t make sense for you, it's possible to lower your taxes in other ways.
March 30, 2016
Should You Work for an Employer That Wants to Pay Your Student Loans?
A proposed law will allow employers to pay employees' student loans. Is it a good idea? And should you work for one of these companies?
March 24, 2016
6 Things Most People Don’t Know About Student Loans and Taxes
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with student debt, you might be able to reduce your taxes by deducting interest paid on your student loans.