5 Things Every Student Loan Borrower Needs to Know

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5 Things Every Student Loan Borrower Needs to Know

5 Things Every Student Loan Borrower Needs to Know

Have you looked at the cost of attending college recently? The price of tuition and fees has increased, on average, $280 per year for the last decade, according to College Board. That adds up over time, so it’s no wonder many turn to student loans to afford their education. But now that you’re approaching the... Read More

4 Serious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie on Your Taxes

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4 Serious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie on Your Taxes

4 Serious Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Lie on Your Taxes

The average tax refund is more than $3,000. When you hear that number and do your taxes, only to find out that your refund is much less — or worse, that you owe money — it can be tempting to fudge the numbers and increase your refund. But misrepresenting your income on your return counts as tax... Read More

Want to Pause Your Student Loan Payments? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Want to Pause Your Student Loan Payments? Here’s What You Need to Know

Want to Pause Your Student Loan Payments? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re struggling with a medical emergency, unemployment or other financial crisis, making your student loan payments can be impossible. Rather than fall behind, you can opt to put your payments on hold through student loan deferment or forbearance. Deferment is an option that lets you postpone both your principal and interest payments. If you... Read More

Will Rising Interest Rates Really Impact Student Loan Borrowers?

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Will Rising Interest Rates Really Impact Student Loan Borrowers?

Will Rising Interest Rates Really Impact Student Loan Borrowers?

The Federal Reserve’s benchmark interest rate is on the rise. These rates already increased once in December, and experts are predicting another three rate increases for 2017. This could mean more earnings on your savings, but it could also mean higher interest on your debt. While that’s hardly a welcome announcement for anyone paying down... Read More

4 Life Goals You Can Still Achieve With Student Loan Debt

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4 Life Goals You Can Still Achieve With Student Loan Debt

4 Life Goals You Can Still Achieve With Student Loan Debt

There are currently more than 44 million people with student loan debt totaling over $1.3 trillion. With so much debt, many college graduates have delayed major life milestones such as getting married, buying a house, traveling, and starting a business. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Although student loans can be a financial burden,... Read More

Most Borrowers Don’t Think Trump Will Be So Bad for Their Student Loans

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Most Borrowers Don’t Think Trump Will Be So Bad for Their Student Loans

Most Borrowers Don’t Think Trump Will Be So Bad for Their Student Loans

Nearly 40% of student loan borrowers are concerned that Donald Trump’s administration will negatively impact their student loans, according to a new survey from Student Loan Hero. As the country moves into a new era of governance, some graduates are concerned that an already-difficult student debt situation will get worse. In fact, more than one-fourth... Read More

How to Holiday Shop When You Have Student Loan Debt

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How to Holiday Shop When You Have Student Loan Debt

How to Holiday Shop When You Have Student Loan Debt

Many of today’s millennials are burdened by heavy student loan debt that can lead to emotional and financial stress over the holiday shopping season. According to a 2016 survey from research agency TNS and Citizens Bank, adults between the ages of 18 and 35 have an average of $41,286.60 in student loan debt. That kind... Read More

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