Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

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Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Your Amazon Account Could Get You a Lower Rate on Your Student Loans

Wells Fargo is sweetening the deal on its private student loans for members of Amazon Prime Student, both companies announced Wednesday. Amazon Prime Student members who apply for any of Wells Fargo’s private student loan products are eligible for a 0.50% interest rate discount, according to the bank’s site. Members can also get a 0.25% interest rate reduction for enrolling... Read More

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

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The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

It’s getting harder and harder for young Americans to graduate from college and not face a mountain of student loan debt repayments. In fact, a White House report noted that nearly 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with some level of student loan debt. Krystal Metcalfe, 29, reportedly falls into that category and is dealing... Read More

How to Get Your Student Loans Out of Default (Without Getting Scammed)

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How to Get Your Student Loans Out of Default (Without Getting Scammed)

How to Get Your Student Loans Out of Default (Without Getting Scammed)

Federal student loans have grown to become a national problem, with total amounts far surpassing all other types of non-mortgage debt. Even as auto loan and credit card delinquencies remain at historic lows, student loan default rates have remained a consistent problem despite several attempts by the federal government to offer relief and streamline the... Read More

Fewer People Are Behind on Their Private Student Loans

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Fewer People Are Behind on Their Private Student Loans

Fewer People Are Behind on Their Private Student Loans

Any good news about student loans is sure to raise an eyebrow or two. After all, there aren’t a lot of good things to say about something that’s weighing on Americans’ finances and breaking records like an athlete hopped up on performance-enhancing drugs. Despite that, there seems to be something positive happening in the world of private student loans.... Read More

Why All Government Student Loans Are Not Created Equal

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Why All Government Student Loans Are Not Created Equal

Why All Government Student Loans Are Not Created Equal

The timing of an article in The New York Times couldn’t have been more ironic. There we were, the day before we celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence, and the Times published an exposé on the hardball tactics that the State of New Jersey allegedly takes against student-loan borrowers who are unable to continue making their... Read More

Yes, You Can Get Rid of Your Student Loans Through Bankruptcy. Here’s How

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Yes, You Can Get Rid of Your Student Loans Through Bankruptcy. Here’s How

Yes, You Can Get Rid of Your Student Loans Through Bankruptcy. Here’s How

The belief that student loans are never dischargeable in bankruptcy is, simply put, not true. Student loans can be discharged in some limited cases. In fact, according to a study published in 2011 by Jason Iuliano, a student at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, at least 40% of borrowers who include their... Read More

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