Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.
This past Friday, Bill Maher announced Rep John Kline as the winner of his #FlipADistrict Campaign, a contest which Maher created to find the worst representative in the country and oust them from office.
Much like car title loan companies and paycheck lending companies, for profit colleges prey on poor and minority students, saddle them with debt, and leave them with only debt, as their degree is often worthless in the job market.
I know that student loan service providers have absolutely no incentive to create an amazing, holistic customer experience... but a girl can dream can't she?
After having raised over $700,000 in "People Bailing Out People" funds and then using a majority of these dollars to purchase -- and abolish -- upwards of $15,000,000 in personal medical debt, Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt is now stalking a more formidable quarry -- student debt.
Now, more than ever, higher education needs to provide value. We need to make sure our graduates are ready to successfully jump into an active workforce upon graduation.
With increasing economic growth, and the subsequent expansion of the middle class in regions like Latin America, there is a new market being created for quality post-secondary education.
As students and families begin the school year, let's take a second to dispel some myths about college textbooks. Before we debunk some myths around ...
Money is one of the top causes of divorce in this nation. Couples who face financial problems together will survive them and come out stronger in the end. Don't let the stupid stuff bog you down and ruin your marriage.
This month, two different but powerful Wall Street bank lobbies launched self-serving attacks on the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau's most recent efforts to make banking markets more transparent. What do the banks have to hide?
With Globe University expanding into more states, it should be interesting to see if these attorneys general pay stricter attention to a school that keeps finding itself accused of fraud and deception.
For those of you who got a kick out of my first Nobody Gives a Damn, But... column, inspired by the great sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, I offer thanks. T...
My grandfather suffered from black lung, which he caught during his years toiling in the coal mines of Kentucky. For him, sending his son to college meant that my father would never develop his same chronic cough and back pain.
When Richard Kline graduated from law school in 2003, he had $117,000 in debt and jobs in the legal field were scarce, so he took a job as a mortgage loan officer. Despite his hard work and a housing market that was just starting to boom, he was barely making a dent in his balances.
Student debt has been a hot topic of discussion in Washington, Albany, and all around the country. Graduates are losing lifetime wealth due to college debt. Although this may be true, it may not be the entire issue.
The American Dream of owning your own home is becoming more distant for many millennials. From 2006 to 2011, consumers between the ages of 25 and 34 experienced the largest decline in homeownership of any age group, according to Census Bureau data.