The best way for parents to bypass the stress about paying for college is to save for it in advance. Our research shows that every dollar saved ahead of time can equate to almost $2 that won't have to be paid in debt later.
While leaving the U.S. may never be an issue of economic survival, the new economic climate is making it a much more tempting option than ever before.
While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.
I'd have to say that rescuing people who've been taken advantage of by hustlers posing as an institution of higher education, and people who've been crushed by bills they've had to pay to get the health care all of us deserve, is a far more morally sound thing to do. And it's having a much bigger impact.
I'm writing this with my neck in pain, after finishing an assignment I shouldn't have been doing at 1 a.m. the morning it was due. And it's not that I did it the that late because I'm "such a procrastinator, lol."
The mantra is everywhere: a college education is the only way to climb out of poverty and create a better life. For-profit schools allow Wall Street investors and corporate executives to cash in on this faith.
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?