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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 9 days ago | Rated: +21
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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 22 days ago | Rated: +27
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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 almost 6 years ago | Rate This
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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 22 days ago | Rated: +34
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    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving

    More Students to Drive home for Thanksgiving
    Nov. 19--More Americans will take to the roads but fewer to the skies this Thanksgiving, as travelers control spending amid tough economic times, automotive and travel group AAA predicted Wednesday. AAA forecast that 38.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, up 1.4 percent from last year. About 86 percent will drive, up slightly, thanks ...
    Published over 6 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 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!

    Move Over, Traditional Dorms. Luxury Housing Has Arrived!
    The days of stark, boring dorm rooms are gone, at least, at some colleges. Who would choose to live in a room resembling a jail cell when there’s an option for a room with a view – city style? Enter, Campus Crest Communities, Inc., a company devoted to the creation of fully furnished, luxurious dorm accommodations. The publicly traded company, based ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Learn From the Recession: Choose a Strong Company

    [photo:156116] Countless individuals were laid off or fired in the last two years due to their companies’ dire financial situations. Whether you are currently unemployed or employed but thinking of working somewhere else, you should know how to avoid this scenario in the future. Your safest bet is to select a new company with a high profitability ratio. In short, companies ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +1
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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 11 months ago | Rated: +26
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +22
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    Economy Changing Plans for College Students

    Economy Changing Plans for College Students
    HOUSTON -- One-third of students are changing their college plans because of the economy, according to the 2009 Back to College survey. The nationwide survey, conducted by Money Management International, a nonprofit full-service credit counseling organization, measured the toll of the economy on students' plans for attending and paying for college. Tuition, room, and board for the average undergraduate student in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

    8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression
    The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn't just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +5
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 1 month ago | Rated: +25
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    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months

    Harvard MBA Grad Pays Off $101K in Student Debt in Seven Months
    Raise your hand if you have or will have student loan debt? Ok…just about everyone here? That’s what I thought. According to finaid.org, over 65% of undergraduate seniors with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007 – 08 graduated with an average of over $23,000 student loan debt. But the borrowing doesn’t stop there. Finaid.org reports that at least 55% of graduate and ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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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 2 months ago | Rated: +3
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    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur
    A good friend of mine recently announced to me that she is going to take the plunge - she is finally moving from corporate employee to entrepreneur. Sounds exciting right? No-one standing over your shoulder, the ability to call your own shots, and being able to take on great projects that you will enjoy....well, becoming an independent consultant or solopreneur requires ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +2
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +26
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    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach

    Study: Some Student Aid Out of Reach
    Study: Some student aid out of reach More than 20 percent of community college students in Virginia do not have access to federal loans, according to a national study. [widget:finance_quiz] The report by the Project on Student Debt found that one in 10 community college students in the United States are barred from financing their education with federal loans, considered the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month

    Private Sector Job Market Grows for 12th Straight Month
    MARCH 2011 -- The nation’s jobless rate fell to 8.9% last month – its lowest level since April of 2009. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 222,000 private sector jobs were added in February— which marks the 12th straight month of private sector job growth that has added 1.5 million jobs at private firms. However, the total net increase ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +2