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Our Credit.com experts provide you with common sense student loan advice. Find out what to consider & how to get the best deals when shopping for loans or credit cards to finance college. Understand the impact of deferring student loans, how to manage your payments during college and post-college and how student loans can affect your credit.

When Your Student Loans Are Sold: What You Need to Know

When Your Student Loans Are Sold: What You Need to Know

When Your Student Loans Are Sold: What You Need to Know

While I was working on paying off my student loans, I checked my account balances weekly. One day, I logged into my account and the $10,000 I had in outstanding loans had disappeared. At first, I was elated. Had some generous benefactor swooped in to pay off my debt? Then I realized I couldn’t be... Read More

10 Money Mistakes College Students Should Avoid

10 Money Mistakes College Students Should Avoid

10 Money Mistakes College Students Should Avoid

College is the first time many teenagers are in charge of their own finances, which can be a recipe for mistakes. I know I was definitely nervous to keep of track of my finances on top of being overwhelmed by school and making new friends. Most students aren’t swimming in money when they head to... Read More

How Increasing Your Monthly Payments Can Slash Your Student Loan Balance

How Increasing Your Monthly Payments Can Slash Your Student Loan Balance

How Increasing Your Monthly Payments Can Slash Your Student Loan Balance

Student loans are designed to help college students afford an education and build their future. But they may also cause problems down the road. The sooner you pay down your student loan debt, the better. Not only does it save you on interest if you make extra payments, it can also shorten your repayment term... Read More

16 Ways for Broke College Students to Cut Costs

16 Ways for Broke College Students to Cut Costs

16 Ways for Broke College Students to Cut Costs

Every college student is familiar with the struggle of budgeting. Between tuition, housing and dining hall meal plans, college doesn’t come cheap. Unfortunately, many of these mandatory expenses make college students pressed for money the moment they step on campus. According to the National Center for Education Statistics about 85% of four-year college students receive... Read More

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

Meet the Man Who Makes $600 a Month Selling Crickets

When Jeff Neal’s wife told him she wanted to quit her job to stay at home with their kids, he had to think about how to make one income work. With over $21,000 in student loans, there wasn’t much extra money lying around. Losing another income stream would be difficult. But rather than give up... Read More

How Your Credit Report Can Help You Manage Student Loans

How Your Credit Report Can Help You Manage Student Loans

How Your Credit Report Can Help You Manage Student Loans

More than 1.8 million students graduate from college in 2017. While it’s a momentous achievement, many graduates will walk away with significant student loan debt. Though keeping up with monthly payments can be difficult, knowing how to budget for them can be an even bigger obstacle. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know how to... Read More

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

Now that your college years are behind you, it’s time to begin another chapter in your life. While you may have been juggling school work, a part time job and a social life all at once, post-graduation brings a whole new meaning to “adulting.” In the next few years you may be looking to purchase... Read More

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