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Month: May 2016

How to qualify for Obama’s new student loan forgiveness initiative

The Obama administration announced Tuesday a plan to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by an estimated 387,000 permanently disabled Americans, of which roughly half, 179,000, are in default. While the administration tried to streamline...
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5 Careers with Student Loan Forgiveness

A career path in the nonprofit or public sector may lead to federal loan forgiveness. More than $130,000 in student debt, Leah Burke, a 33-year-old employed at a not-for-profit medical college in New York City, overheard a...
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How to Pay Off Student Loans After Graduation: 9 Helpful Tips

Graduation day and commencement are just around the corner. If you’re a new graduate, or about to be one, donning a cap and gown signifies the end of that challenging and memorable four-year journey called college. After...
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5 Reasons To Stop Prioritizing Student Loan Payments

“But how much have you saved for retirement?” That’s the question you should volley back in response to someone boasting how she paid off her entire student loan debt in only two years. Because while conquering student...
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Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Drop

Next school year, federal student loan interest rates will drop to the lowest they’ve been in a decade. Beginning next school year, federal student loan interest rates will drop to the lowest they’ve been in a decade....
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Buy a home — even if you have student loans — with these 5 tips

When Kristin and Sean Couch were ready to buy their first home, they feared that one thing would hold them back: Kristin’s student loans. Her broadcast journalism master’s degree from Syracuse University had left her more than...
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Student Loan Debt: The Invisible, Incredible Drain on Investment

In investment annals, the story of student loan debt isn’t too often told, let alone treated with any sense of urgency. After all, what do portfolios, capital gains or passive income have to do with paying off...
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Student Debt Is About to Set Another Record, But the Picture Isn’t All Bad

This spring’s college seniors are about to set another record for student debt. But they’re also likely to find a job and make a decent starting salary. About seven in 10 seniors set to graduate this spring...
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