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9 Ways to Deal With Debt in Retirement

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

Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses across U.S.

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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.

Discover, Wells Fargo To Offer Private Student Loan Modifications

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

Degrees of Education: Student Debt: A Calculator Focused on College Majors

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.

Corinthian Colleges to sell 56 campuses to nonprofit for $24 million

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.

Immigration: The emperor owning the title

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

Baristas of the world unite: Why college grads may be stuck at Starbucks even longer than they thought

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 […]

What Do College Undergrads Spend Their Student Loans On: High-School Classes

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

Watch Out for These Student Loan Debt Collectors’ Dirty Tricks

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...

10 Things You Can Do to Tackle Your Debt Right Now

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 Wants to Be In Charge of Your Student Loan Debt

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...

9 Weird, Easy, Fast Jobs That Will Help You Pay for College

For most college students, working while earning a degree isn't enough to avoid student loans. You simply don't have a ton of hours to work if you want to give studying your full attention, and the jobs most students are qualified for...Show More Summary

Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach

A few years ago, Vanesa Mares couldn't have imagined going to college to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. The Oklahoma mother lived with her mom and two young children and feared landing in the same trap of student loans that her mother still contended with. Show More Summary

Parents drowning in student loan debt

One father estimates he'll have to take out half a million dollars in loans by the time his four kids finish college

Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach

A few years ago, Vanesa Mares couldn't have imagined going to college to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse. The Oklahoma mother lived with her mom and two young children and feared landing in the same trap of student loans that her mother still contended with. Show More Summary

States and schools with most and least student debt — in six charts

A new report from the Project on Student Debt says that seven in 10 graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit college had student loans in 2013 and that the average debt nationally was $28,400 — 2 percent higher than in 2012. The report also includes recommendations to reduce student debt and keep debt payments […]

States and schools with most and least student debt — in six charts

A new report from the Project on Student Debt says that seven in 10 graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit college had student loans in 2013 and that the average debt nationally was $28,400 — 2 percent higher than in 2012. The report also includes recommendations to reduce student debt and keep debt payments […]

U.S. Treasury to Service Some Student Loans in Pilot Program

The government will begin a pilot program early next year that seeks to collect delinquent student loans through the Treasury Department, exploring whether it should halt using private debt-collection companies, a person familiar with the matter said.

Wells Fargo to Sell $8.5B In Government-Backed Student Loans to Navient

Earlier this year, Wells Fargo announced plans to get out of the payday loan-like business of direct deposit advances. Now it looks like the banking giant is getting ready to shed another aspect of its business: government-guaranteed student loans. The Wall Street Journal reports that Wells Fargo struck a deal to sell $8.5 billion of loans to the loan management … [More]

How Democrats Owe Their Midterm Losses to Student Loans

Jeff Horwitt: While Democrats carried 18-to-29-year-olds 54% to 43%, this is their worst showing among younger voters since 2002.

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