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Articles About student loans
August 21, 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.
August 12, 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.
August 07, 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.
August 03, 2016
Finding Money for College: More Parents Say Kids Are on Their Own
More parents are letting their kids handle college tuition bills.
July 31, 2016
How One Man is Paying Off Over $100,000 in Student Loan Debt
Learn how this college grad wrestled with debt and won.
July 31, 2016
Which Debt Should You Pay First?
Not all debt is created equal; here's how you should prioritize your debt pay-off.
July 31, 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.
July 28, 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.
July 27, 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.
July 06, 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
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 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.
June 13, 2016
10 of the Most Useful College Degrees of 2016
Do you need helping answering: 'Which major should I choose?'
June 07, 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.
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.
March 18, 2016
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.
March 12, 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.
March 11, 2016
Underpaid and Overeducated: Why Young People Can’t Get Ahead
Millennials are the best-educated and most productive generation in American history, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at their paychecks.
February 24, 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.
February 23, 2016
Why These 15 Cities Have So Much Student Loan Debt
Student debt is a national issue, but it's concentrated more heavily in some cities than in others. These are those cities.
February 22, 2016
Student Loan Debt May Be More Dangerous Than Ever for New Grads
Educational debt is taking a toll on the financial future of new grads.
February 19, 2016
7 Crazy Things People Will Do to Get Rid of Debt
58% of borrowers would give up social media for life if it meant never having to pay another dime on their student loans.
February 15, 2016
5 Ways to Stay Positive When Paying Off Debt
Depending on how much you owe, payoff periods can stretch into decades, and staying motivated as you chip away at those balances is hard
January 11, 2016
Should I Go to Grad School? 3 Questions to Ask Before You Enroll
While there are plenty of good reasons to earn an advanced degree, grad school isn’t right for everyone.