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.

How to Refinance Student Loans

As the total debt owed in student loans continues to skyrocket to a gargantuan high, student loan refinancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for graduates. In the Bay Area alone, a number of institutions have sprung up to help graduates refinance their student loans into a single, (usually) lower interest loan. The result? Greater potential for graduates with high…

Best Student Loan Refinance Companies

In the nearly ten years since I graduated college (!), the face of student loan debt has changed quite a bit. In my college days, we mostly joked about our loans. My classmates and I would look at our total debt number in comparison to our major and say, “Yeah, we’re going to be paying that off well into middle…

One Simple Change That Shaved 7 Months Off My Student Loan Debt Repayment

A few tips and tricks tend to be popular go-tos in financial advice. Namely, creating a budget and taking advantage of opportunities to increase earning power. And while both are viable (and valuable) ways to pay off your debt even quicker, they also require long-term focus and maintenance. By no means a bad thing when it comes to keeping in…

The FAFSA Does NOT Equal Free Money

Long before I was a personal finance writer, I developed a personal finance pet peeve. This pet peeve started during college and grew to epic proportions as I became more embroiled in the world of personal finance and particularly student loans. Want to know what it is? The widely accepted notion that the FAFSA = free money. I can completely…

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…