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    6 Ways to Beat Student Loan Debt

    6 Ways to Beat Student Loan Debt
    After college, recent graduates have to face finding a new job, a place to live and a way to reconcile their new salary with the realities of paying for basic living expenses. On top of that, 71% of recent graduates had student loan debt, according to the Project on Student Debt. Furthermore, the average amount of student loan debt per graduate ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    2009 in Pictures

    January Airplane Lands in Hudson A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank. (AP Photo) Next Photo [page] Barack Obama Inaugurated President of the United States History is made as ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    2009 in Pictures

    2009 in Pictures
    2010 is almost here. Before we jump too far ahead, it's time to look back on 2009. MonsterCollege collected some of the best photography from each of the year's biggest stories. Come with us on a stroll down memory lane. View 2009 in Pictures.
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    It’s Payback Time: Keeping Up with Your Student Loan Payments

    It’s Payback Time: Keeping Up with Your Student Loan Payments
    For the past four or five years, your student loans have been a nagging presence, but something that you’ve kept tucked away in the back of your mind – behind the essays, Blue Book exams and presentations. But now, it’s time to bring those pesky student loans to the forefront of your mind and get down to business on repaying them. ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation

    Manage Your Student Loans After Graduation
    You may be excited about graduation, but our guess is that all that excitement ends when it comes time to start paying your student loans. Paying student loans is never fun, but it’s especially tough in the current economic climate, where many graduates will have trouble finding a job, and others may be underpaid. Unfortunately, there are serious consequences to not ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The State of the Workforce for Grads

    The State of the Workforce for Grads
    MAY 2011-- According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 1.7 million students will graduate with bachelor's degrees in 2011 this spring. And while the job landscape is looking better than previous years, it will be no cake walk for the grads. Those who find jobs will be better off in the long run than those who don’t—research indicates that those ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +3
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    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same

    April Unemployment Numbers More of the Same
    The official unemployment rate rose slightly in April to 9 percent, due to a 200,000 person drop in the number of employed Americans. But according to PBS’s comprehensive number of the un- and underemployed (U-7) the number rose to nearly 18 percent. Even more depressing, last month's unemployment insurance claims shot up dramatically, numbers PBS says are more recent data than ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +27
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +34
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700

    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Ryan Nowakowski -- a University of Colorado graduate with an aerospace engineering degree -- juggled jobs, sometimes working 40 hours while taking a full load of classes. That way, his paychecks helped cushion his debt load, paying for rent and his monthly $400 grocery bills. ("I'm 6'6 and eat like it's nobody's business," Nowakowski admits). But he used ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up

    In Unpredictable Times, Count on College Tuition to Keep Going Up
    Everybody has their own welcome-to-the-real-world moment. Staring at your first paycheck and wondering what all those deductions are. ... Waking up at 2:30 in the morning with your 5-year-old at your beside, saying, "I think I'm gonna frow up." ... Hearing the mechanic say, "Looks like your tranny's shot," in rural Georgia on your first family vacation to Florida. There's a ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing

    Top Ways Online Learning is Changing
    The online sector is an ever-changing, ever-growing market, especially in terms of education. Though many areas are still new and in development stages, many advances have been made within recent years to improve the learning experience, both for users and institutions alike. Below are some of the most significant changes that have occurred as a part of the online learning movement. ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Keeping Score on Colleges

    Keeping Score on Colleges
    Introducing the College Scorecard, a tool designed by the U.S. Department of Education to provide data and information to prospective students and their families about a college’s affordability and value. While a rough version was released in June, the full version was just released to the American people this month. The College Scorecard includes five areas with key pieces of information ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Positive Changes for Student Loans are Expected

    Positive Changes for Student Loans are Expected
    Big changes may be coming soon to the student loan industry, and those involved are preparing for the adjustments. The Obama administration's plan is to eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan Program, which has provided education loans to students and parents through a public and private partnership with lenders since 1965, if Congress approves the measure. Direct lending from the U.S. ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The “Free” Tuition Experiment

    The “Free” Tuition Experiment
    No matter where you attend college today, costs have skyrocketed, leaving students with the impending doom of student debt for years to come. Meanwhile, public funding for education has been declining to the point of nonexistence, as far as many students are concerned. So, what can be done to combat the issue? It seems as though many are considering the recent ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Jobs of the Future

    Jobs of the Future
    Searching for the perfect career? Or, perhaps, you’re still looking for your passion to lead to your perfect career? Wherever you are in life, it’s okay to need help finding a little direction. Have you ever considered that perhaps you haven’t discovered the career of your dreams is because it’s still an emerging field? It’s more possible than ever that this ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +26