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4 Money Lessons From Rapper Dee-1

NerdWallet | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business

Most musicians give lousy financial advice. Whether it's Madonna's "Material Girl" or Puff Daddy's "It's All About the Benjamins," many give the impr...

Some Private Student Loans Eligible for Automatic Discharge in Bankruptcy

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Richard Gaudreau

What's in a name? Just because your private student loan uses the term "student loan" doesn't mean it is one.

America's Largest Student Loan Firm Abused Borrowers And Broke The Law, Officials Say

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business

Navient Corp., the nation’s largest student loan company, violated state laws that ban unfair or abusive practices by paying call center workers bas...

Rapper Paid 'Sallie Mae Back' And Made A Viral Song To Celebrate

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Black Voices

The ever persistent devil Sallie Mae is probably the bane of countless college graduates existence. So when New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was finally able ...

Is There Anyway to Get Out From Under My Navient Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

Question: Dear Steve, I was young and dumb and didn't have any financial help with college. I took out student loans to support my education. After ...

How Elizabeth Warren Beat A Student Loan Giant

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business

Two years ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren demanded to know why a government-sponsored bank meant to expand homeownership was instead lending money on the c...

Purveyors of Wisdom on Higher Ed Panel Have Advanced Harmful for-Profit College Agenda

David Halperin | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
David Halperin

The panelists spoke about the need for Republicans and Democrats to work together and find common ground to improve the Higher Education Act. That's great. But they didn't talk about the work all three of them have done to hurt higher education by backing the agenda of predatory career colleges.

Reporter Discovers Student Loan Shit Your Pants Syndrome #SYP

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

My condolences for being a professional and award-winning reporter. The people who read or view the stuff folks like you produce, just don't understand how little most talented reporters, journalists, and writer actually make. It's pretty sad.

My Navient Student Loans Are Almost Paid But How Can I Settle Them?

Steve Rhode | Posted 08.14.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

Going delinquent is a strategy for some but not a blanket solution for all. Being in significant default on your student loans lower your credit, subject you to being sued, and put any cosigner that you might have in potential trouble.

Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to Troops

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

The Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favored student loan contractors of wrongdoing in their treatment of active...

Another Consumer Nukes Their Student Loans Through Bankruptcy

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.31.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

Not all consumers would be willing to adopt that approach but recent cases confirm it can be a successful strategy to crawl out from under life crushing student loan debt.

Bankruptcy Court Wants to Discharge Spousal Consolidation Student Loans. Educational Credit Management Corporation Says, "Not So Fast."

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

I have to admit I am totally perplexed by the media and popular myths that believe student loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy. Even a lot of bankruptcy attorneys believe this wildfire myth.

Should You Get a Sallie Mae Student Loan?

Stephen Dash | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Stephen Dash

Navient has now departed from Sallie Mae and is a publicly traded company. It is expected to service more than 300 billion in student loans and many borrowers who took out Sallie Mae loans may now be under management by Navient.

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren: The Tuition Is Too Damn High | Zach Carter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took on the student debt crisis in a wide-ranging interview with The Huffington Post, calling for a fede...

Shahien Nasiripour

Student Loan Giant Likely To Be Cleared In Education Department Probe Of Troop-Cheating | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

One year after the U.S. Department of Justice accused student loan giant Navient Corp. of intentionally cheating active-duty troops on private and fed...

Shahien Nasiripour

Student Loan Giant Bemoans Cost Of Mounting Government Probes | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

Investors in Navient Corp., the student loan behemoth formerly known as Sallie Mae, are finding out just how costly it can be when government regulato...

My Islamic Faith Prevents Me From Paying Interest on My Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.22.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

I recently called to ask if I could get a lower pay-off amount as the original loans were 32K and now they are up to about 64K because of deferment and interest. They said no and I believe these may have been private loans.

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Nears Deal With Student Loan Giant Over Cheating Troops | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education is nearing a deal with Navient Corp., the student loan giant formerly known as Sallie Mae, over allegations the compa...

Shahien Nasiripour

Education Department Terminates Contracts With Debt Collectors Accused Of Wrongdoing | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Education, under fire for its lackluster oversight of student loan contractors, said Friday it will terminate its relationship ...

2015 Rankings: 10 Best Online Banks

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.11.2015 | Money

You might be skeptical of online banks, wondering whether your funds are as safe with a virtual institution as they are with a traditional one; however, all of the online banks listed below are FDIC-insured, meaning your funds are just as protected.

Dear Senator Warren: I Need Your Help

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
Christopher Gurrie

Dear Sen. Warren: I need your help and I honestly believe with my whole heart that you are the only person in our entire country who can help me -- and others like me. It has to do with my student loans; nothing to do with repayment, but everything to do with the red tape attached to getting customer service from servicers.

How Do I Get Navient to Settle My Federal Student Loan for Less?

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.17.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have a student loan with Navient (formerly Sallie Mae). A relative of mine has come into some money an...

Shahien Nasiripour

AFL-CIO Targets Navient As Scrutiny Over Student Loan Servicing Mounts | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

The nation’s largest labor federation is taking aim at Navient Corp. for alleged mistreatment of borrowers, adding to the student loan specialist's ...

I Co-Signed With Sallie Mae for My Daughter. Now They Want to Sue Me.

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.09.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I am having an issue with Sallie Mae student loan debt that I co-signed for. They are threatening to sue...

Shahien Nasiripour

Congressional Leaders Agree To Cut Aid To College Students To Pay Student Loan Contractors | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, ...