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Credit card interest rates hit new highs

The amount of debt consumers have has continued to increase over the last few years as the auto loan industry and student loan debts hit new highs. Credit card debt also continues to grow, especially with annual percentages rates (APR) also hitting all-time highs. Show More Summary

Brooks:Treasury Should Exclude Income From Discharge Of Student Loans

John R. Brooks (Georgetown), Treasury Should Exclude Income from Discharge of Student Loans, 152 Tax Notes 751 (Aug. 1, 2016): There are several ways that a student loan borrower can have a federal student loan discharged. In some cases, that cancellation of student debt creates taxable income, but in others...

How to Refinance Your Student Loans (Told in Under 350 Words)

Most of us are more responsible now than when we were 18. So if you're still paying back a student loan you borrowed before you could legally order a cocktail, there's a good chance you qualify for a better interest rate. That's where student loan refinancing comes in. Show More Summary

Nine Employers That Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

When searching for a new employer, most people look at the full package of benefits they’ll get in return. How much will your new salary or hourly rate be, and will you have paid vacation, health insurance, and dental? After those considerations, things like company culture, long-term career objectives, and your daily commute come into play. Show More Summary

Diddy Finds Excellent Excuse to Hold One of Those Funny Giant Checks, Pledges $1 Million to Howard University for the Sean Combs Scholarship Fund

Saddled with student loans and sick of getting hit up by your alma mater for alumni donations? Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, is here to make you feel a whole lot worse about all of that. Combs has announced a pledge of $1 million to Howard University, and he didn't even ... More »

How I Turned My Apolitical, Apathetic Boyfriend into a Feminist

6 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

In November 2008, I was 23 and had a heart full of hope that only a mound of six-figure student loan debt could stifle. I remember I was lying in bed next to my then-boyfriend, watching the acceptance speech of the (soon-to-be) first African-American president of the United States. Confetti swirled... Continue reading

Help! I Have No Idea Where My 401(k) Is, or What to Do With It.

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Zoe, 30, lives in Queens and is a graphic designer at a marketing firm in Manhattan. She’s almost finished paying off her student loans, and doesn’t have any savings to speak of. However, she contributes 8 percent of every paycheck to her 401(k) plan, and she’s pretty sure she did ... More »

How To Fit Student Loans Into Your Financial Life Plan

Shutterstock What started out as whispers of a potential financial crisis related to recent student loan borrowing has grown to a cacophony of fear, frustration, and concern. The staggering $1.3 trillion in student loan debt in our country has been a shocking wake-up call. As a result, many recent graduates are [...]

12 of the most successful entrepreneurs who dropped out of college

Is getting buried in student loan debt really a necessity when there are hundreds of work-from-home jobs that don’t require a degree?  That depends. For some people, attending college is about networking, meeting new people, gettingShow More Summary

Oct. 7: For New Jerseyans dealing with debt – Citizen Action’s Financial Reform Summit

Here is a free seminar that can potentially be of great use to any New Jerseyan staring down massive debt – medical debt, student loan debt, or debt from other high cost consumer financial products advertised to look attractive to...Read more

College to Pay Loans for Grads Making Less Than $40K a Year

If you graduate from Keystone College and your post-grad job pays less than $40,000 a year, the Pennsylvania institution will pay some or all of your student loans, officials announced Tuesday. The Keystone Commitment Loan Repayment Assistance Program will first be available to first-time, full-time freshmen who start at...

Retirement Or College Funding? What To Do Now

It's a tough question: Should You Save For Retirement or Pay Off Student Loans? Here's what you need to know.

New Yorkers' Student Loan Debt Has More Than Doubled In The Last 10 Years

New Yorkers' student loan debt has more than doubled in the past decade, sharply outpacing the rate of inflation. According to a report [pdf] conducted by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the state's overall debt has ballooned to $82 billion—and NYC residents are faring worst of all. [ more › ]

5 Surprising Ways Revolving Debt Helps You

Debt can be good or bad, depending on how you use it. Different types of debt serve different purposes. We use installment loans like mortgages, car loans, and student loans to purchase homes, cars, and to get an education — but these aren't the only types of debt. There's also revolving...

Media Agree: Clinton's Policies Are Stellar—So No Need to Cover Them

One week ago today, Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan to "make debt-free college available to everyone and take on student loan debt." The plan will "make in-state colleges and universities tuition-free for families making under $125,000/year,"...Show More Summary

Don’t let student loan debt kill your clients’ dreams

The National Association of Realtors has been sounding the alarm about how student loan debt can make it harder for millennials to qualify for a mortgage and become homeowners...

Fictional New York City Apartments Get Real

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The homes of young New Yorkers on TV — characters who are part of a generation burdened by student loan debt and stagnating wages — are getting grimmer.

Understanding The Tax Benefits Of 529 Plans

Strategies to fund college education costs are garnering a heightened level of interest in recent years as student loan debt begins to balloon and the rising costs of college education continue to spike. In fact, the increasing cost of a college education has significantly outpaced national inflation by an average [...]

How to tame your student loans (told in under 350 words)

We’d keep it to 35 words if we could, but student loans aren’t that simple. So we’ll aim for 350 instead, boiling it down to the four main options for dealing with student debt. And since there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, we call out who will benefit most from each approach. Show More Summary

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