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Student Loan Relief Extended Once Again

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government put student loan repayments on ‘pause’ since last year. Borrowers with federal student loan debt have been allowed to skip payments, so they can use their financial resources to pay for necessities like rent, food, child care, or other bills. The White House just announced that those […]

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Smart Start For The New Year: Don’t Let Student Loans Sink Your Future

Getting that degree can help you boost your lifetime earnings, but the last thing you want to do is borrow so much that you put your entire financial future at risk. To start the New Year off right, make sure you understand what and how much you are borrowing before you take out the loan. Here’s some […]

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How to Choose the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan

Questions about your student loans and the best way to pay them off? Check out our conversation with Money Magazine reporter Kaitlin Mulhere on the best student loan repayment plans. Cautions Mulhere: “Some of the payment plans will sharply reduce your current bill but cost you more in the long run.” The Takeaway: Make sure […]

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Just how big is the student debt problem final

Just how big is the student debt problem?

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Think Twice Before Co-Signing Student Debt

Parents, think twice before co-signing student loans for your kids. Or at the minimum, read last week’s article in the Wall Street Journal about the financial havoc caused when kids stop paying on their loans, leaving creditors to come after already cash-strapped parents. Reports the Wall Street Journal: “After years of facing all sorts of […]

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