New survey finds 69% of teens support ‘debt-free’ college

Times might be changing: it looks a large percentage of teens are in favor of "debt-free college," according to a new survey. The survey by Junior Achievement USA (JA) conducted by the research group Engine recently learned that more than two-thirds (69%) of teens between the ages of 13 and [...]

By |2019-05-08T19:48:07-08:00May 9th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on New survey finds 69% of teens support ‘debt-free’ college

27 States Unite and March Forth In Addressing Student Debt

Twenty-seven states are banding together to take on the student debt crisis through a national campaign that launched in early March. The aim of the campaign, led by the 529 College Savings Plans Network, is to limit college debt for new generations by helping families plan ahead for higher education costs. "More [...]

By |2019-03-06T12:02:53-08:00March 7th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on 27 States Unite and March Forth In Addressing Student Debt

Student Loans Are Big Percent of Robocall Scams in 2019

If you've never had a robocall dial your cell or home phone, you've been living under a rock. And if you have, it's gotten a whole lot worse, according to one report. In fact, the robocall problem exploded in 2018 with an estimated 47.8 billion robocalls made in the U.S., [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:32:30-08:00January 31st, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Student Loans Are Big Percent of Robocall Scams in 2019

Why Is It So Hard to Buy a Home With Student Loan Debt?

There are currently 45 million Americans with student loan debt. Nearly one-fifth of these individuals have debt that is greater than $100,000 according to an article published by CNBC. This debt is making it hard for these people to get into their first home. But the real question is why [...]

By |2018-12-31T17:51:34-08:00January 1st, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Why Is It So Hard to Buy a Home With Student Loan Debt?

Consolidate Your Federal Loans for Free

Loan consolidation has become quite a confusing concept with all of its different definitions. Basically, loan consolidation is a process in which you combine several loans into one with the potential opportunity to get more favorable repayment terms. We will discuss everything you need to know about consolidating your federal [...]

By |2018-12-23T17:50:43-08:00December 25th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Consolidate Your Federal Loans for Free

How to Avoid Taking on Massive Amounts of Student Loan Debt

As the popularity of getting a college degree has increased, so has the costs to achieve this aim. With the student loan debt crisis ballooning ever higher, now sitting at $1.5 trillion total debt, it behooves all of those future college students to really do their research to avoid going [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:01:09-08:00December 18th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on How to Avoid Taking on Massive Amounts of Student Loan Debt

Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven

Back in 2007, the public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) program was signed into law by then-president George W. Bush. It allows for certain “not-for-profit and government employees to have their federal student loans canceled after 10 years of on-time payments.” We will be discussing this program and how it potentially [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:45:51-08:00December 11th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Getting Your Student Loans Forgiven

Watch Out on Your Retirement If You Have Student Loans

If you are going to be paying off your student loan debt for years to come, you should not forget about planning for retirement. Although you want to get that debt off your back, you do not want to sacrifice your future. The best time to save for retirement is [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:08:57-08:00December 4th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Watch Out on Your Retirement If You Have Student Loans

Companies Starting to Offer Student Loan Assistance as a Benefit

With so many people entering the workforce with a large sum of student loan debt, companies are now starting to considering offering a new benefit — student loan assistance. Along with 401(k) and other offerings, student loan assistance may soon become a common offering to help attract new talent. Crippled [...]

By |2018-11-26T14:22:07-08:00November 27th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Companies Starting to Offer Student Loan Assistance as a Benefit

Implications of Rolling Your Student Debt Into Your Mortgage

As student loan borrowers are faced with record levels of debt, many are trying to find new creative solutions to help pay it off. Consolidating their student loan debt with their mortgage is one of the options that are available out there. However, this is probably one of the harder [...]

By |2018-11-19T15:00:12-08:00November 20th, 2018|Student Loans|Comments Off on Implications of Rolling Your Student Debt Into Your Mortgage