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Elizabeth Aldrich

Elizabeth Aldrich


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Federal Student Loan Interest Rate Guide

Everything you need to know about the federal student loan interest rate.

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Can You Save Money on Student Loans by Going to College Abroad?

We all know the U.S. is one of the most expensive places for college. Why not look overseas?

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5 States Where Paying Off Debt Is Easier

If you have debts to pay and you’re looking for a change of scenery, consider one of these five states.

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Should You Take Out Student Loans to Pay for Graduate School?

Don't take on more student loan debt without a plan.

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How to Pay Student Loans While Living Abroad

Moving overseas doesn't get you out of paying your student loans.

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Avoid Student Loans With These 7 Bad Terms

Don't fall prey to these predatory student loan terms.

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How Often Should You Refinance Your Student Loans?

Missing the opportunity to refinance could cost you hundreds. But if you refinance too often, you risk your credit.

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5 Times When Student Loans Might Be a Bad Idea

Student loans can help you pay for college, but have you considered all your options?

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How to Set a Timeline to Pay Off Your Student Loans

Pay off your student loans quickly by creating a plan and sticking to it.

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7 Budgeting Tips for People With Student Loans

Trying to balance your student loan debt with the rest of your finances can be tricky, but these tips will make things a little easier.

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7 Ways to Get Out of Paying Your Student Loans (Legally)

Find out if any of these options are your ticket out of paying your student loan debt.

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5 Times You Should NOT Consolidate Your Student Loans

Consolidating your student loans is tempting, especially if it lowers your monthly payments. Here's why it's not necessarily a good idea.Image source: Getty Images.

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4 Times You Should Consolidate Your Student Loans

Less than half of millennials have considered refinancing or consolidating their student loans -- here’s why that might be a mistake.

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The Pros and Cons of Prepaid Tuition Plans

Prepaid tuition plans are designed to help families start saving for their children's college expenses, but they may not always be the best choice.

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Here's How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

Student loans can hurt your credit score, but they can also help. Here's why.

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