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Love and Student Debt: How the New REPAYE Plan Could Affect Marriages

Equal Justice Works | Posted 11.25.2015 | Money
Equal Justice Works

Unlike PAYE, which is only open to students who took out loans after October 2007, the REPAYE plan will be open to anyone who borrowed directly from the federal government. This includes older borrowers who were previously shut out from PAYE.

Another Debt Relief Mailer to Watch for

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.20.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Mailers promising all sorts of relief that try to appear as some sort of official notification are still going out to consumers. These mailers are problematic in my opinion because they state benefits without much information to fill people in about what is going on.

What You Need to Know About Law Schools' Gainful Employment Challenge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 10.20.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

The rule, which went into effect on July 1 of this year, is designed to reveal programs that carry high levels of student debt while yielding relatively subpar job credentials.

5 Simple Methods For Good Money Management

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

If you have found that your finances are getting a bit beyond your control, there are some methods that you can take that will lead to good money management. The following four methods can help get you off to a running start.

Public Interest Lawyers Help Us. Here's How We Can Help Them.

Equal Justice Works | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America

Being Debt Free at the Age of 38

Allan Smith | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Allan Smith

Are you in debt? Are you looking to practice strategies that can help you in becoming debt free? If yes, enjoy this blog with me with a cup of coffee in your hand. Be relaxed and think wisely on each point to become debt free at the age of 38 only.

Secret IMF Document: Greece Needs Far More Debt Relief

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

July 14 (Reuters) - Greece will need far bigger debt relief than euro zone partners have been prepared to envisage so far due to the devastation of it...

Serial Debt Relief Scammers Back at it Again in Florida

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has had to invest loads of money again to police the debt relief industry to go after more false promises and schemes to sell people worthless services.

What Will Save the Euro?

Harlan Green | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Now that Greece has voted "no" on the latest proposal by the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (the so-called "troika"), will Greece stay in the eurozone? If so, Greece may save the euro.

Deceptive Mailer Sure Seems to Spoof Department of Treasury for Debt Relief

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Steve Rhode

An amazing reader sent in a new debt relief mailer through my I Buy Junk Mail program. This one is rather alarming. I doubt the average person would see through what I think is a smoke screen to understand what just landed in their mailbox.

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.

10 Things I Gave Up to Get Out of Debt

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 02.16.2014 | Money
Allison Vesterfelt

If we're really interested in paying off debt, growing a savings account, purchasing a house, or going to college without loans, we have to be willing to put our money where our mouth is.

Oppressive Mortgages and Student Debts? Check Bible and Quran

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

What if the American people proclaimed through action that after seven years of payment, the first $180,000 owed on owner-occupied home mortgages are annulled, released?

What About Good Debt Advice?

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.11.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

For years there has been also sorts of chit-chat and discussion about how financial literacy will magical cure the woes and troubles of consumers and ...

What's the Future of Foreign Aid?

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The real change in -- and the future of -- development assistance is not coming from its traditional donors but from its recipients.

The Disturbing Inaction of Congress on the Mortgage Cliff

Adam Levin | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Adam Levin

While the fiscal cliff gets all the attention, the mortgage cliff is just as steep, and just as perilous. If American consumers take another big fall, our leaders are almost certainly not far behind.

Has The Occupy Movement Figured Out Real Debt Relief?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Comedy

Author and cartoonist David Rees and comedian Hari Kondabolu stopped by HuffPost Live to talk the Rolling Jubilee, Occupy Wall Street's inspired idea ...

How to Get Debt Help Without Getting Screwed

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

This isn't a blender you are thinking of buying here -- this is a service that can have a profoundly negative impact to your life and financial health if you make the wrong choice or select the wrong provider.

Ben Hallman

The Bank With The Largest Mortgage Relief Obligations Falls Short | Ben Hallman | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

The five major banks that signed a landmark national mortgage settlement in March have been slow to deliver $10 billion in promised debt relief, accor...

U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Arab Spring: Bold, but Not Bold Enough

Sarah Margon | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Sarah Margon

The U.S. decision to relieve Egypt of up to $1 billion in debt is a step in the right direction, but it is a drop in the bucket compared to the massive debt burden incurred by the previous regime.

How One Woman Is Helping To End Poverty In Nigeria

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

At the TED Conference in Long Beach, California, Amina Az-Zubair smiled and said, "You're probably wondering, 'Who's this lady in the Nigerian clothes...

Sudan's Bumpy Debt Road Will Run Through Where? Vienna?

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

Despite having a smaller GDP than almost every other Paris Club country (only Ireland is smaller), Austria's debt exposure to Sudan exceeds $2 billion.

Who are Sudan's Two Biggest Creditors? And Why is it Something to Worry About?

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

This is a joint post with Ross Thuotte. Two countries alone hold over 25 percent of Sudan's crippling $35 billion debt burden.  I'll give you three ...

G20 Must Create Fix for Debt Crises

Ruth Messinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ruth Messinger

As the G20 meets in Seoul this week, global leaders must not forget their responsibility to fix the global financial system for the world's poorest.

Sudan - Southern Secession, Oil, and Debt Relief

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

Next week, President Obama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and other global leaders will meet with Sudanese leadership to discuss the upcoming refe...