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    9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt

    9 Ways to Pay Off Student Debt
    Do you feel like you’re drowning in debt? Many people feel like they’re never going to get out of the debt cycle. In fact, according to an annual Project on Student Debt report just released from the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), “Seven in 10 college seniors (71%) who graduated last year had student loan debt, with an average ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +26
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    The 5 Key Components of Financial Literacy

    The 5 Key Components of Financial Literacy
    Educators work to include a wide array of studies within the required curriculum for young adults. However, according to FORBES, there’s a key component of life in which students of all ages aren’t gaining enough knowledge. Therefore, many young professionals lack this know-how as well, since they never really mastered the concepts while in school. Even though financial literacy is crucial ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +27
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    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance

    How to Ask Your Employer for Student Loan Assistance
    The student loan market – and subsequent skyrocketing student loan debt – has influenced so much of today’s economy that it has even become a component in job search and salary negotiations. Savvy job seekers are asking employers how they can effectively help them pay off student loan debt in addition to conversations about healthcare, 401K and work-life benefits. After all, ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

    Money Saving New Year's Resolutions
    It's about to be 2017, which means that everyone is about to make their New Year's Resolutions. That means, the timing could not be more perfect to focus on resolving to focus on your education and, of course, a way to pay for it! Here are some suggestions of resolutions you can take on this year to improve your financial situation: ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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    President-Elect Trump & Student Loan Debt

    President-Elect Trump & Student Loan Debt
    Though you may be jubilant or grief-stricken over the Election results, we can all most likely agree on one thing: this country has a huge student loan debt problem. HUGE. While student loan debt was never a focal point of the Trump campaign, the President-elect does have strong opinions on student loans, college costs and debt forgiveness. He revealed these sentiments ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rate This
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    3 Ways to Pay Off Big Student Loans Faster

    3 Ways to Pay Off Big Student Loans Faster
    The average student now graduates from college with around $30,000 in loan debt. However, the most recent data from the Council of Graduate Students states that 1.74 million students are continuing their education with Master’s and Ph.D. programs, piling on even more student loan debt. Currently, graduate student degree holders account for 40% of the over $1 trillion in total student ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +24
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    Debt Worriers

    Debt Worriers
    At this point, it’s old news that student loan rates have doubled. It’s also nothing new to hear that student debt is higher than ever, surpassing $1 trillion. Student loan debt inflicts one out of five Americans over the age of 20; two out of three college seniors (2011). The average amount is over $28,000 – not a small amount by ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Shocking Student Debt Statistics

    Shocking Student Debt Statistics
    Everyone wants a slice of the American Dream and, in this modern day, going to college is essential to success. Forget keeping up with the Jones’, these days Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the very student loans they took out to help ensure future success. So, what happens when they very institution that’s supposed to safeguard ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +45
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    10 Internship Interview Tips

    10 Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program

    Updates to the Total and Permanent Disability Federal Student Loan Discharge Program
    Former and current college students with disabilities may not be aware of a program that allows student debt relief, and the Department of Education announced a new process to identify individuals eligible for the federal loan forgiveness program, called the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Federal Student Loan Discharge. The program was created to aid those who are permanently disabled and/or ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    The Price of Happiness in Each State

    The Price of Happiness in Each State
    The age-old adage says money doesn’t buy happiness. True. But, for many, it surely can help qualm financial worries and allow workers to afford the type of lifestyle they’d like. So, no, of course money doesn’t buy happiness. But, yes, it can help. Recently, the Council for Community & Economic Research published a study that details how much money a person ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke

    Study Reveals Why Millennials Are Broke
    If you’re a broke Millennial, unfortunately, you’re not alone. Apparently, statistics show that there’s a significant reason for this, too. According to Post Grad Problems, Millennial workers’ wages are about the same today as they were in the 1980s. Yes, you read that correctly: Millennials are making the same projected salary as they would have in the 1980s. These statistics were ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs

    Low Income, Wealthy Students Compete for Aid Amidst Rising College Costs
    In the last five years, the cost of attending college has risen roughly 12%, according to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Higher Education. But what has increased at an even further alarming rate is the financial aid gap between lower income and wealthy students. The focus, which has been brought to light by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America, found ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +23
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    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion
    Another for-profit has come under fire for its recruiting and money-making schemes. A huge victory was won this week for students that had once attended Corinthian College, according to MarketWatch. Like other for-profits that have come under federal and civil scrutiny, Corinthian advertised false graduation and job placement rates in order to attract students. After graduation, these students were unable to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?

    What Would You Be Willing to Do to Erase Your Student Debt?
    One out of seven Americans has student debt. Ask anyone and they’ll agree that the stress in paying it off can be insurmountable. Most people say they’d be willing to do just about anything to get rid of their student debt if asked, so a recent survey got into the specifics to see what people would actually do. Unsurprisingly, people would ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    First Time Tax Filing Explained

    First Time Tax Filing Explained
    April 15th is fast approaching— the nationally dreaded tax day. But don’t despair. While this may represent a challenge if it’s your first time filing, it can also pay off big if you wind up with a refund. The long and short of it is, you won’t know if you’re owed a refund until you file. But completing the whole process ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months

    How to Pay Off $23K in Student Loans in 10 Months
    According to a 2013 survey by One Wisconsin Institute, it takes the average borrower roughly 21 years to pay off their students loans – even on a “ten-year repayment plan.” So paying off exactly $23,375 in student loan debt in 10 months sounds impossible, right? Not for Jordan Arnold, a recent college graduate in Indiana. TIME reports that Arnold paid off ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +26
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    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt

    Loan Gifting: A New Way to Help Pay Off Student Debt
    When you know you have debt up to your ears that exists in your student loan account, the stress is constant. In terms of gifting, that's what you really want - and need. Understandably, family members and other loved ones may not want to give you cash because they may feel it’s boring, would prefer to see the tangible gift that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +25
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    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses

    “Food Insecurity” is the New Hunger & its Prevalent on U.S. College Campuses
    Food. It’s one of the most basic human needs, yet for 49.1 million Americans, hunger is a constant struggle. Many of these Americans are also students – the people in your courses who you’d least expect. It makes sense, though. With college affordability being a constant struggle as well, it’s no wonder that many students go hungry. “Food insecurity” is the ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan

    Department of Education Launches New Income-Based Repayment Plan
    For years, President Obama has advocated for college students and graduates, and one of his biggest proposals to help the student loan debt crisis has become a reality for millions of borrowers. This summer, both President Obama and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, called for changes to the current student loan repayment system, and as of the end of October, a ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +22