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Why Most Student Loan Debt Advice Is Bad or Just Wrong

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

The scammers are ahead of the experts on selling student loan solutions. It's not unusual at all for me hear from people who were charged $20,000-$37,000 for student loan help that's available for free.

My Private Student Loans Are Creating Tension With Cosigner

Steve Rhode | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have a ton of student loan debt. I have around $70,000 in federal which is a ton, but manageable s...

Seriously, How Can I Deal With My Private Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I am currently only employed as a contracting social worker and make about 2,000 a month from which I pa...

College Cramps and Massive Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I originally took out a myriad of loans to cobble together the finances necessary to supplement a "schol...

Sallie Mae Tricked Me When I Was Young

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have 5 student loans, currently totally about $48,000 after 6+ years of repayment. Two of them are pri...

My Student Loan Company Won't Accept What I Can Afford to Pay

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I'm a first generation college student, and attended Hartwick College for 1.5 years until transferring a...

Educational Opportunity? Globe University's Murky Student Loan Partnership With Debt Collection Agency

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

For years, the EdOp Loan has been marketed as one of the "primary sources of financial aid" and carried an 18% interest rate. As I mentioned in my previous article, the mailing address listed on EdOpLoan.com happens to be the same mailing address for American Accounts and Advisers, a debt collection agency.

I Filed My Own Bankruptcy. My Private Student Loans Were Not Discharged.

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I filed bankruptcy in Colorado in in 2010. Student Loans Finance corporation is still harassing me to pa...

Should I Pay Off My Low Rate Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have about $19,000 in government-backed student loans at 2.25%. When I graduated, I was advised to NOT...

My Daughter's Life is Over With These Private Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question "Dear Steve, I am a Nurse Practitioner who is vey very concerned about my daughters mental health -as a result of he...

Why Did My Student Loans Go From Federal to Private?

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went to a University, earned a BS and MS in Architecture and Design. Had an extremely hard time findin...

I Work for HHS and Want to Get My Student Loans Forgiven

Steve Rhode | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have a total of 102K in private student loan debt (Sallie Mae) and a total of 52K in federal student l...

Tyler Kingkade

Some People With Student Debt Are Actually Getting Some Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.29.2013 | College

Hundreds of college graduates facing hurdles repaying their private student loans are getting out of trouble with help from the Consumer Financial Pro...

Watchdogging Private Student Loan Companies

Ethan Senack | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's public complaints database levels the playing field for private student loan borrowers -- giving aggrieved private student borrowers true negotiating strength in a financial marketplace that is tilted toward banks.

Not So Fast, Senator! How to Really Solve The Student-Loan Debt Crisis

Daniel A. Austin | Posted 12.09.2013 | College
Daniel A. Austin

The real cost of student loans is the transformation of higher education from a price-elastic (price-sensitive) commodity to a price-inelastic one. As the price of higher education has increased at three times the consumer price index, students have coped by taking out more loans, while the delinquency and default rate is 20 percent and rising.

How Can I Eliminate My Private Student Loans?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Got some private student loans in 2005-2006 for a degree that was way too expensive for the type of job ...

I Was Sent to Afghanistan and Returned to Delinquent Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I work retail making $11 hr. I'm also in the army reserve. I was attending Everetts College before I was...

Single Mom Wants to Get Out From Under Chase Private Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Hello I' am 22 years old, still in college and have a private student loan with Chase. My principal bal...

All This Student Loan Debt and No Degree

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went away to school my freshman year for college. I transferred to 4 more schools and have yet to obta...

Still Drowning in Sallie Mae Private Consolidation Loan

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, A few years ago my husband & I filed for chapter 7 BK & it was discharged (2008). We were told that we c...

Report Argues For Bankruptcy Protection For Student Loans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business

Congress should create new classifications for both federal and private student loans, and open them up for discharge in bankruptcy, the Center for Am...

My Life Partner is Swallowed Up in Student Loan Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, Hello and thank you for your time and generosity. My partner of 12 years is drowning in debt, all defa...

Can My School Loans Really Be Eliminated With Bankruptcy?

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I took out a Sallie Mae Private Student loan for Radio 1 Broadcast School in LaCrosse, WI. I had one rad...

I'm a Registered Nurse But School Loans Are Killing Me

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went back to school to earn my Registered Nurse License. Took out huge loans for school that I can not...

The Student Loan Lawyers Say I Have to Settle

Steve Rhode | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I have defaulted on a student loan in the amount of $33,240 with NCO. A law firm has called me and says ...