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Month: January 2017

Struggling with student debt? Here are 6 things you should know

Allegations by U.S. financial regulators that Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicing company, misapplied payments and steered graduates into higher-cost repayment plans, underscores the complexity — and risks — of paying off college debt. The suit...
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The Real Reason Kids Move Back Home After College (It’s Not Student Loans)

If your kids have to move back in with you after college, the problem is more likely to be that they didn’t get their degree than that they are burdened with student loan debt. That’s the conclusion...
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Six Common Mistakes People Make With Their Student Loans

There are ways to both cut debt payments—and end up with more money for retirement As millennials struggle to repay record levels of student-loan debt, many are making costly mistakes that threaten to undermine their long-term financial...
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Maryland governor announces student loan debt, tuition relief plan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says wants to help residents who are struggling with student loan debt and the high cost of college tuition, and he’s pledging millions of dollars in relief to get it done. At a...
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How to help your child with their student loans without making them lazy and entitled

Should repayment of student loans be a family affair? That’s a question many baby-boomer parents are wrestling with as they watch their young-adult children struggle to pay off college debt in an era of sluggish wage growth...
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The Best Corporate Benefit in 2017? Student Loan Forgiveness

Some companies have setup a program to help their employees pay off their student loans. Only a few are participating at this time, but the ones who are, are offering up to $10,000 in assistance over the...
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Advice for Families Facing College Cost, Loan Repayment Woes

Readers ask how to handle high estimated family contributions and problems with co-signed student loans. A new year is upon us, but some things stay constant – like concerns over covering the cost of college today and...
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Here are the 4 big ways America’s massive student loan industry could change in 2017, according to the CEO of one of the world’s hottest fintech startups

 It’s been a big year for student loan debt. Fueled by the voices of burdened borrowers who share more than $1.3 trillion in outstanding student debt, the commentary surrounding the student debt crisis seemed to reached a...
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Their view: Student loans not a bad investment

Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, spoke at the University of Baltimore’s midyear commencement on Monday, and her message was about as upbeat as any the students will ever hear from a practitioner of the dismal...
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