College is a serious step in your child's life, and whether you believe it or not, it's pretty complicated -- much more so than it was just 20 years ago. I wish I had been more familiar with the ins and outs of the college process when my children went to college. Things were different then, and certainly not as complex as they are today.
Student loan grace periods can feel like a prolonged spring break, a chance to forget about the money you borrowed and pretend loan-free life will last forever. But six months after graduation, those loans are still there, and it's your job to take control of them as soon as you can.
If only the people who engage in "road rage" would engage in "corporate rage" when they are harmed by cover-ups or hazardous products and gouging services, aloof CEOs would start getting serious about safety and fair play.
An attorney reader sent me a case about another consumer who successfully had their federal student loans discharged in bankruptcy. This is a rapidly evolving topic and certainly not ever court district offer up the same considerations when it comes to a discharge.
This is Part Two of a two-part series about Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Be sure to check out Part One here! In Part One of this series, we talke...
I am so sick of being told how our generation is such a pain in the ass. You know what's really a pain in the ass? Practically owing my first born (and their first born) to Sallie Mae for my student loans.
Over the next few weeks, in the spirit of the holidays, I'll be featuring different ways you can give to causes that can improve the world through solving a specific problem.
With tuition and costs increasing at a rate much higher than inflation, it's nearly impossible for families to be able to afford it on their own - especially with multiple students. This leads to students borrowing huge amounts of money and signing up for the student "debt sentence."
Are you a newlywed or thinking about getting married? Combining families, homes, cars, and even bank accounts is expected and embraced by most couples entering marriage. But there's one thing that many newlyweds forget they'll be sharing when they say, "I do"--their spouse's student loan debt.
Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, recently made the controversial decision to transition all employees to $70k minimum annual salaries. The boost ca...
I attended a free student loan webinar in March of 2014 entitled "Student Loans: The Next Big Thing for the Collection Industry." I'm not a collection lawyer but I wanted to see what collection companies were saying about my student loan clients.
There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.
It seems that there has been somewhat of a pause for students who protested and expressed their concerns, vehemently, before beginning to take final e...
Many see student debt as a young person's problem, but it affects all generations. People ages 65 and older owe $18.2 billion on student loans. People ages 75 and older owe around $2 billion on outstanding student loans. As the population ages, the amounts owed by those age groups are increasing rapidly.
A bankruptcy court tells a sad story of student loans. Upon graduating from a school of dentistry in Wisconsin, Soler accumulated student loans in t...
There's no one way to pay for grad school. Students often cobble funds together using savings, student loans, income from work or an employer stipend if that's available.