Given the high cost of student loan debt, it might seem crazy that I would prioritize saving for retirement over college funds. (Even more so considering that I work for a company that helps people pay off their debt.) But I believe in a holistic approach to debt freedom.
Maher has been calling on viewers to nominate and vote for the worst members of Congress for his #FlipADistrict Campaign. Once a "winner" is chosen on September 12, Maher plans to throw that member of Congress into the national spotlight and help oust them from office.
As I watch and listen to recent national conversations about education reform, I can't help but think about my family. My youngest sister Nikki teaches math at Pearl City High School, my wife Sami and I are products of public schools, and we send our two children to public schools.
Start saving for retirement today! While your kids may not like the fact that you won't co-sign for a student loan or even give them money toward college, it may be the right decision for you.
I was awarded more scholarship money than the cost of attendance, and as a result, received refund checks back each semester, totaling over $10,000 in the last two years of my college career.
This heist by the rich has finally drawn the attention of the media, academics and politicians. But the fact that their politics is also taking away the non-elite's access to culture has barely drawn notice.
We just so happen to live in a culture where bigger is perceived as better. But that not always be the truth, especially when you are considering taking on thousands of dollars in debt.
"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...
My take-home pay is a little more than $3,000 a month -- and roughly 45 percent of that goes toward my student loan payments. When that much of your paycheck is eaten up, something's gotta give.
To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.
This week I was sent an article from Equifax, a credit reporting agency, saying that according to the Federal Reserve, the total outstanding balance o...
As MBA graduates, we have amazing opportunities and choices available, even if we don't realize it. All we have to do is take some of that entrepreneurship and research ability learned in the program and apply it to our own lives as if it were a startup.
It's clear that this nation faces a student debt crisis. There's been a lot of buzz over Starbucks' recent announcement that it would pay the full cost of tuition at Arizona State University's online program for its employees' junior and senior years.
College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.
The private sector adopts all sorts of things -- highways, parks, medians, pets, pet projects -- so why not student loans? With the right tax incentives, an Adopt-a-Loan program could help ease the current financial quagmire of $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.
Paying off student loans is, in effect, keeping young adults from investing in their futures. It's bad for them -- and bad for the economy as a whole. But it doesn't have to be this way.