Does Your Home Need to be Appraised Before You Sell It?

Sometimes, stuff happens.For example, 55-year-old Jim just retired from his job after 25 years, became a widower, and decided he didn’t need a 3,500-square-foot home.It took him a few months to decide, but he opted to sell the place he called home-sweet-home after 28 years.But Jim had to do a [...]

By |2017-06-29T12:25:51-08:00June 29th, 2017|Real Estate|Comments Off on Does Your Home Need to be Appraised Before You Sell It?

How a Government Contractor Mishandled the PSLF Program

According to a Washington Post article that cites a report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), FedLoan Servicing has struggled with “flawed payment processing, botched paperwork, and inaccurate information.” This has interfered with public service workers from receiving student loan forgiveness granted by the Public Service Loan Forgiveness [...]

By |2017-06-29T12:27:13-08:00June 28th, 2017|Student Loans|Comments Off on How a Government Contractor Mishandled the PSLF Program

Why You Should Start Budgeting Your Money

Many people run for the hills mentally when they hear the word “budget.” The word is typically associated with words such as “limitation, no fun, and headache.” However, budgeting your money can be the aspirin to your worries. Rather than stressing about money each month, budgeting allows you to take [...]

By |2017-06-29T12:28:44-08:00June 27th, 2017|Finance|Comments Off on Why You Should Start Budgeting Your Money

For Some, It’s Not Really Home-Sweet-Home Anymore

After living in their Southern California home for more than 10 years and paying a mortgage they could easily afford, things changed almost overnight for Mary and Jim and not for the better.Mary, a second grade teacher, and Jim, a manager at a bank, could no longer continue living in [...]

By |2017-06-26T12:02:36-08:00June 26th, 2017|Real Estate|Comments Off on For Some, It’s Not Really Home-Sweet-Home Anymore

Opposition Against Consolidating Federal Student Loan Providers

According to the article “Petition opposing DeVos student loan overhaul gets 18K signatures” released by The Hill on Monday, there is currently a petition being circulated by Care2 that is asking Betsy DeVos not to consolidate Federal Student Loan Providers. Currently, there are nine different student loan providers: Cornerstone, HESC/Edfinancial, [...]

By |2017-07-07T15:26:18-08:00June 22nd, 2017|Student Loans|Comments Off on Opposition Against Consolidating Federal Student Loan Providers

Best Options for Federal Student Loan Defaulters to Get Back on Repayment Track

With student loan debt rising to $1.44 trillion the first quarter of this year, it is important for borrowers to know what their options are to start paying down their debt. Many defer it or hope to get a forbearance, but this can lead to a greater loan balance. With [...]

By |2017-07-05T13:58:31-08:00June 13th, 2017|Student Loans|Comments Off on Best Options for Federal Student Loan Defaulters to Get Back on Repayment Track

How Trump Can Save the Student Loan System According to Alan Collinge

In an op-ed published by The Boston Globe on Monday, Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org and the author of “The Student Loan Scam” (Beacon Press), stated that the Trump administration has the power to save the student loan system. However, according to Collinge, the administration’s current plans for education with [...]

By |2017-07-05T13:59:53-08:00June 8th, 2017|Student Loans|Comments Off on How Trump Can Save the Student Loan System According to Alan Collinge