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?
For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.
By Adam Ludwig For would-be borrowers with little credit history, getting a loan can be a nightmare. But one important group of applicants are youn...
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I finished university in 1993 Having secured a student loan for the three-year period. When I gradua...
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I owe about $55K in student loan debt. I am interested in doing a lump sum pay off at a discounted r...
Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Hi, I have some student loan debt (a total of $82,000) and I was wondering if something should happe...
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.
Recent research about student loans and mortgages raises the question of whether having too much debt can make you sick. Survey results are particularly troubling because they suggest that it is the debt itself -- not the burden of repayment.
Sure, this may initially come off as traditionally unromantic and personal, but you must accept the society in which we live today. Online dating sites and apps such as Tinder continuously unromantically increase their market share of the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
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.
While I've been a true believer and I've perpetuated the belief in hard work as the great poverty buster, now when I talk to some of them I feel that I've perpetuated a great fraud upon them.
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.
The promise of the American Dream has begun to fade, as college costs have now risen to such a level that for many they have become like unaffordable luxury goods. US postsecondary education costs have risen at a rate more than twice the cost increases in health care -- a figure which everyone knows is unsustainable.
Over the past two months, my team at Significance Labs has investigated how and why first generation community college students in New York City start to run into trouble. We confirmed that there are a plethora of barriers which prevent first generation students from earning a degree.
At the Netroots Nation conference this past weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with Maine senate candidate Shenna Bellows. We didn't have a lot of time to chat, but I definitely had enough time to find out that she has a great and diverse background, and is an incredibly thoughtful person
At a time when all talk about the higher education bubble, I wanted to share the creative and artistic solution I've imagined to avoid the vicious circle of student loans... and maybe give others ideas.