Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

Students

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

Should I Pay Extra on My Student Loans?

When you start repaying a student loan, it’s a bit of a buzzkill to see a large chunk of money come out of your bank account. Month after month, you kiss that $350 goodbye (or whatever your regular payment is), trying not to think about everything else you could’ve used it for. Eventually, you get... Read More

How High Can Your Student Loan Debt Go?

Students

How High Can Your Student Loan Debt Go?

How High Can Your Student Loan Debt Go?

It’s not unrealistic for a student starting college this fall to end up with more than $100,000 in student loan debt by the time they’ve earned a bachelor’s degree. The average annual tuition and fees at a private, four-year college is $32,410, according to the College Board, and that doesn’t include money to pay for... Read More

Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Students

Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Is MIT Offering a Free Degree?

Free online courses have been available through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the last several years, but students taking those courses were out of luck if they wanted them to count toward a degree. That’s all changed, however. A new pilot program is allowing students to take a semester of online graduate courses in the... Read More

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

Students

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

The Best Jobs for Entry-Level Workers

With back-to-school season now in full swing, the last thing on students’ minds is finding a job. But with more college graduates being saddled with student loan debt, landing a job isn’t just a goal but an imperative. Student loan borrowers in the class of 2016 have an average debt of $37,172, which, as we reported earlier this year,... Read More

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

Students

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

9 Ways College Students Can Live on the Cheap

These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of college tuition on the rise, there are plenty of ways to come in well below average when it comes to student loan debt. And it’s... Read More

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

Managing Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

If you think paying off debt is just about math, you only know half the story. Sure, the balance is a number. The interest rate is a number. Your payment is a number. The debt is a story. Maybe it’s a student loan that funded your four-year education and has enabled you to get the job you’re... Read More

I’m Marrying Someone With Student Loan Debt. How Should I Prepare?

Managing Debt

I’m Marrying Someone With Student Loan Debt. How Should I Prepare?

I’m Marrying Someone With Student Loan Debt. How Should I Prepare?

So you’re getting married. That’s the good news. The bad news: Your beloved has tons of debt on their hands. And not just any debt — student loan debt. How will you manage? We asked Robert Dowling, a certified financial planner with extensive experience advising high-net-worth individuals and their children for Modera Wealth in Westwood, New Jersey, for some primers. Here’s... Read More

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