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A Bankruptcy Judge Has Thrown Out a Borrower's Student Debt. That's a Big Deal.

Student loans rarely get discharged in bankruptcy, so this could set a pretty important precedent.


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Federal Relief and Stimulus Plans for Coronavirus

From stimulus checks to expanded unemployment benefits, there are lots of programs to help you stay financially sound.


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5 Things Americans Would Do if Their Student Debt Got Cancelled

<p>Imagine no longer having to pay your student loans. What would that do for your life?</p>


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Federal Student Loans Being Paused for 60 Days Due to Coronavirus

Federal student loan borrowers are getting some relief in the midst of the current crisis.


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Student Loan Borrowers Get Some Relief Amid Coronavirus Upheaval

But borrowers shouldn't celebrate just yet.


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6 Things You Probably Don't Know About Student Loans

The more you know, the better decisions you can make about student loans.


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How to Prepare Yourself for Taking Out Student Loans

You wouldn't enter a dance contest without practicing your routine. Why would you head off for college without preparing for your financial future?


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3 Things I Did to Minimize My Student Debt -- and Pay It Off Quickly

Here's how I managed to avoid a ton of loans for college.


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25 Ways to Save Money in College

Small savings add up. These 25 tips can help.


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Do Private Lenders Ever Let You Defer Your Loan Payments?

The quick answer? Yes.


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Why Are Private Loans Such a Bad Choice for College Students?

Here's why you're generally better off avoiding private loans to fund your education.


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How Refinancing My Mortgage to Pay Off Student Loans Became a Costly Headache

I thought refinancing my mortgage to pay off my student loans would be simple, but things didn't go as planned.


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Does It Ever Pay to Refinance Federal Student Loans?

Refinancing often works out well for private loans -- but what about federal loans?


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The Surprising Way Student Loan Borrowers Can Lose Their Tax Refunds

Hint: It has to do with not paying your debt.


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3 Moves to Make Before Refinancing Your Student Loans

Ready to refinance? Not so fast. Here are a few steps to take first.


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3 Ways to Deal With Expensive Student Loan Payments

Tired of spending a fortune on student loans? There may be a better solution.


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5 Downsides to Refinancing Federal Student Loans

Thinking of refinancing your federal student loans? Make sure you consider these downsides first.


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Student Loan Debt Statistics for 2019

Borrowing money for college is a common practice, but many people regret taking out student loans after the fact. U.S. student loan debt, spread out across 44.7 million borrowers, has reached the $1.59 trillion mark. That’s more than total U.S. auto loan debt (currently at $1.13 trillion) and credit card debt ($1.04 trillion).


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A Serious and Overlooked Consequence of Dropping Out of College

Not having a degree can make finding a job harder -- but that's not all.


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23% of Families Miss This Big Opportunity to Save Money on College

Now that's a mistake you don't want to make.