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.

Tired of Student Loan Debt? Get Rid of It

We’re tired of hearing about it. We’re tired of thinking about it. And we’re certainly tired of paying it. What’s this “it”? Student loan debt. Yeah. I know… I want to take it off the roster of topics too. But regardless of the over-saturation of student loan debt (or maybe because if it) it’s a problem that’s going to stick…

How to Prevent Student Loans from Hurting Your Finances

Whether you’re a fresh grad or you’ve been in the workforce for a long time, student loans are a financial burden. And more and more people out there are facing student loan debt these days. Student loans now top an astonishing $1 trillion in the total amount owed, and that number is increasing every day. With so much at stake,…

What’s Driving the Decline in Private Student Loan Default?

Positive news on the student loan front! Private student loan default – specifically, defaults of 90 days or more – are on the decline. According to data compiled by Moody’s Investor Service and reported by Collections&CreditRisk, the rate of people with private loans staying in default past 90 days has dropped to 3.4%. So the question is, why are students…

How to Compare Student Loan Consolidation Rates

Are you considering consolidating your student loans? There are many reasons to do so, such as having to make fewer payments each month (before consolidating my own student loans I was writing out five different checks each month), having to keep track of fewer due dates, and locking in a lower interest rate. Whether or not you should consolidate your…

Sallie Mae Splits in Two – Here’s How It Might Affect You

One of the biggest student loan servicers in the U.S is multiplying into what will likely become two of the biggest student loan servicers. If Sallie Mae didn’t already scare you, it might now. In May of 2013 Sallie Mae announced that it would be splitting into two companies but kept some of the details under wraps. Now, it’s released…

How to Pay Off Student Loans (Faster)

Full disclosure: Like many of our readers, I’m a student loan borrower. And even though I’m only a few years into my repayment for $23,000 of student loans – I’m already sick of it. Aside from student loan payments sucking up much of my extra income, seeing my monthly student loan bill is a constant reminder of just how much…

Topics We’re Talking About: Educational Expenses

This past week we wrote about the potential stress of planning for pre-college expenses and about new options for post-college payments. Inspired by trending news in both areas, it’s clear that even between semesters the topics of educational expenses and student loans are never far from the headlines. When it comes to the topic of educational expenses, we’re never at a…