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The Best Gift for Mother's Day (Hint: It Involves Your Student Loans)

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.22.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

If you have graduated college or university with student loans, the best gift you can give your student loan cosigner is to let them off the hook.

Co-Signer vs. Authorized User: What's the Difference?

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Many parents want to help their children start building their credit foundation early, and to do so, they become co-signers or allow their children to become authorized users on their credit card accounts. Both of these options have advantages and disadvantages, but do you know the difference?

How Parents Can Avoid Getting Crushed by the Student Loan Crisis

Stephen Dash | Posted 04.25.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

Steve Mason's tragic story may be an extreme case, but he is not alone. Millions of people are legally obligated to have a portion of their wages diverted to paying down student debt. Borrowers and their parents seemingly have nowhere to turn.

Read Contracts Carefully Before Signing

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Contracts protect both parties. Just make sure you fully understand all details before signing on the dotted line.

How to Get a Co-Signer Off a Private Student Loan

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.08.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Private student loans are bad news all by themselves but when you add in a co-signer, things can get very financially messy. Co-signers think they ar...

I Have High Private Student Loans and Low Income. - Kelly

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have approximately $220,000 in private student loan debt, all of which I got with a co-signer. I ear...

Under Media Pressure, Sallie Mae Forgives Dead Woman's Loan

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

Even death is not enough to shake off student loan debt. One New Jersey family learned this in the most awful way imaginable. When Amanda Greenhal...

Read Contracts Carefully

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

You wouldn't be asked to sign a document or form -- or click "yes" on a website -- unless somebody thought it was important, so shouldn't you think so as well?