When families talk about college, the subject of money is never far behind. Seeing so many graduates overloaded with student loan debt, with 19% of borrowers owing more than $50,000 upon graduation, can be pretty scary for parents and students alike. Show More Summary
How to get through airports faster - Wise Bread 6 ways to keep holiday spending under control - LearnVest Where should you go to get the biggest Black Friday deals? - HuffPost Business How to beat student loan lenders at their own game...Show More Summary
Building a resume is a tedious task, especially when you’re still in college. But a solid resume can help you score a great internship or land your dream job (and help you start paying back those student loans). Even though you might...Show More Summary
Rising student loan debt and a weak economy mean more and more college graduates are moving back home with mom and dad. In his series Boomerang Kids, photographer Damon Casarez (a boomerang kid himself) shares portraits of people in this transitional situation. READ MORE »
Those in the millennial generation began their adult lives by witnessing one of the greatest financial crashes in history. It would be unsurprising, therefore, if millennials avoided the stock market, much as their grandparents did after the Great Depression.
Among the Americans struggling most in the current economy are recent college grads carrying significant educational debt. As millennials navigate lowered employment prospects with larger student loans than young people of earlier decades, the U.S. Show More Summary
As recently reported by the Project On Student Debt, 7 in 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2013 had student loans, with an average debt load of $28,400 per borrower. This represents a two percent increase from the average debt of 2012 public and nonprofit graduates. Show More Summary
Pull up a chair, because it's time to have a serious discussion about your financial future. You're putting money into your 401(k) and paying down those student loans, but you'd like to be hitting more aggressive benchmarks. Try this one secret trick the savvy investment professionals don't want you to know about: Read more...
My wife is very thrifty and low-maintenance, so for the first two years of our relationship, I resisted pointing out that we could buy two yachts or pay off our student loans if she'd just please switch from Advil to a generic pain reliever. Show More Summary
Getty Images By Morgan Quinn What do you want to do when you retire? I'm guessing paying down debt isn't on your short list. Unfortunately, for many Americans it is. Mortgages, credit card debt, student loans and supporting elderly parents are affecting the retirement plans of many baby boomers. Show More Summary
After months of uncertainty about the fate of its schools, Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced plans to sell 56 campuses across the United States to a nonprofit entity that services student loans on behalf of the federal government.
Consumers facing difficulty in paying back their private student loans often have a difficult time receiving any relief from lenders. While some smaller banks have relaxed their repayment terms for good borrowers in the past, two ofShow More Summary
Most college graduates earn enough to repay their student loans. The bigger problem is that they’re asked to do so when they are earning the least.
Orange County-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell off 56 campuses for $24 million to a nonprofit entity that collects student loan debt on behalf of the federal government.
Two years ago House Speaker Boehner complained about President Obama's concern over high student loan interest rates, saying, the issue is "pathetic" and "the emperor has no clothes" - hardly the case. A few days ago, in response toShow More Summary
Study. Extracurricular-ize. Memorize SAT words. Get into college. Graduate. Get a job -- a good job. One that lets you not only pay your student loans, but also your rent — and maybe, just maybe, puts you on a path toward being able to afford really adult things like a house. That's the checklist. Follow it, and […]
Over the weekend we closed the chapter on the "mystery" of America's collapsing labor force and the record 90+ million Americans out of the labor force. As Pew reported, confirming what we had said all along, it has little to nothing...Show More Summary
If you default on your student loan, it could go to collections. As if paying off your massive debt isn't enough, you also have to watch out for debt collection agencies. Credit.com points out that many of them use sneaky tactics to make paying off your debt more difficult. Read more...
Consumer debt in the U.S. now totals $11.4 trillion, including mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and student loans, according to Debt.org. If you’re responsible for any portion of that, especially more than you’d like to be, there are a lot of emotional effects of that debt you may be dealing with. Show More Summary
Uber is already pushing subprime car loans onto their drivers. Now the ethically-challenged on-demand car service wants to manage their drivers' student loan debt too. Read more...