Student Loans

Do you have student loans? These days, people of all ages are dealing with student loan debt. The good news is we can help you pay them off for good. We’ve written about programs and strategies that can help you save money on your student loan payments and get out of debt faster. Keep reading below to get our best advice on paying off student loans.

Selling a Dream: The Trouble With For-Profit Education

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a college professor. I dreamt of days sharing the glories of literature with students and nights toiling away grading papers and writing books. There was just one small thing standing in my way: the meager (if not nonexistent) chance an English Lit PhD actually has of actually becoming a…

An Education in Transparency: Schools Under Pressure to Disclose Details Behind Financial Products Marketed On Campus

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently published a stern warning to the top universities in the country. The subject of their concern? Lack of transparency on how and why financial products are vended on college campuses. Specifically, the CFPB is focused on requiring schools to reveal details behind the relationships colleges have with financial institutions who are marketing financial…

How to Handle Your First Summer with Student Loans

This is a guest post by Kaitlin Butler. Graduation has come and gone, and for many graduates summer is a time to celebrate their big accomplishment and turn their attention to job searches and catching up on time with loved ones. While all of that is important, the distractions and nice weather can make it tempting to forget about student loans….

How to Pay off Your MBA Loans

Though the job market has taken a serious hit in the past few years, young professionals are finding more creative ways than ever to carve out their career paths. This includes taking internships to get their feet in the door, working as freelancers, or taking on side jobs to grow their skills – and even starting their own companies. As…

How to Pay Off Your Law School Loans

Back when I was graduating college, I had a lot of ideas about what I would do to earn money, all of which involved going back to school. My real dream was to become a college professor, but the idea of not knowing where I might end up living someday scared me off a bit (a lot). Then I thought…

Obama’s Student Debt Plan: Does It Solve the Core Problem?

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, millennials are in a tough spot. The New York Times highlighted their predicament twice this week alone: notably in an article about living with student loan debt in New York and an apology to millennials. I myself was pretty darn lucky to graduate just a few years ahead of the millennials; a lucky accident that…

The Big Squeeze: Why Today’s Young People are Not Buying Homes

A number of national media outlets have recently presented new evidence that young people, especially Millennials, are not buying homes at the rate they used to. This is met with surprise by some observers who are not familiar with exactly how difficult the entry to adulthood has been for the most recent generation of college graduates. But it’s met with…

Lost Generation No More: It’s Time to Take Back Our Deferred Dreams

In adulthood, outcomes can’t be bandaged like a banged up knee. The hallmark of being a “grown up” is facing tough choices. And those decisions made in adulthood can create outcomes that ripple out for years to come. Often the choices we make in early adulthood lead to outcomes we wouldn’t necessarily have chosen. Or worse, that we couldn’t predict….