The Surprising Reasons You Could Lose Out on Student Loans

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The Surprising Reasons You Could Lose Out on Student Loans

The Surprising Reasons You Could Lose Out on Student Loans

Here’s something you won’t hear often – or ever: “Student loans are a privilege.” (I Googled it: Six results.) Considering loans make it possible for millions of people to get a college education, they’re something to be thankful for. Yes, college can be ridiculously expensive, loans often don’t cover all the costs and unaffordable debt is a… Read More

3 Ways Student Loan Scammers Seduce You

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3 Ways Student Loan Scammers Seduce You

3 Ways Student Loan Scammers Seduce You

Millions of Americans dream of the day they’ll be free from student loan debt, but for so many, it feels like that day will never come. Even with President Barack Obama’s recent executive order capping student loan payments at 10% of monthly income, former college students across the nation struggle to afford their loan bills, and… Read More

These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family

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These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family

These Interns Make More Money Than the Average U.S. Family

Unpaid internships are controversial — sometimes illegal — and the issue generated a lot of buzz earlier this year when publisher Conde Nast settled a lawsuit brought on by its unpaid interns. Employers have to abide by Department of Labor internship laws when attempting to use such workers, which are crucial to protecting thousands of career… Read More

How My Student Loans Ballooned From $8K to $36K

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How My Student Loans Ballooned From $8K to $36K

How My Student Loans Ballooned From $8K to $36K

Confusion over student loan payments left an Arizona woman owing nearly five times the amount she took out to finance her education, though she insists she repaid the balances years ago, KTVK-3TV reports. Michelle Hudman took out three loans totaling $8,400 in the 1980s. As she explained to a local reporter, Hudman repaid one loan… Read More

5 Avoidable Student Loan Mistakes

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5 Avoidable Student Loan Mistakes

5 Avoidable Student Loan Mistakes

The rising cost of higher education is one reason why so many students find themselves graduating with record levels of student loan debt. It’s a problem that defies simple solutions or quick fixes. But at the same time, some students find themselves graduating with a mountain of student loan debt in part because they didn’t… Read More

The Truth Behind Starbucks’ Tuition Plan

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The Truth Behind Starbucks’ Tuition Plan

The Truth Behind Starbucks’ Tuition Plan

Starbucks’ “free college” announcement was probably the public relations coup of the year. CEO Howard Schultz earned gushing ink from the New York Times and gushing praise from Jon Stewart on the same day. As details dribbled out about the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, however, it became clear that the program is neither as generous… Read More

The States With the Most Student Loan Debt

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The States With the Most Student Loan Debt

The States With the Most Student Loan Debt

As student loan debt continues to climb, President Barack Obama recently announced plans to expand loan relief programs, including a cap on monthly payments at 10% of household income. Whether or not these changes are the solution to what some have called a student loan debt crisis, people who struggle to make their monthly payments… Read More

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

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14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

14 Things You Need to Do to Be a Financial Adult

Growing up is hard to do. And it’s even harder in today’s tough economy. With so many young adults moving back in with mom and dad, that line between childhood and adulthood is blurring. Whatever your financial situation, though, you can begin taking steps to become an independent financial adult. Even if you’re living at… Read More

Revenge of the Nerds: Gamers Get Athletic Scholarships

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Revenge of the Nerds: Gamers Get Athletic Scholarships

Revenge of the Nerds: Gamers Get Athletic Scholarships

Every young video-game addict’s dream just came true: There’s now a college athletic scholarship for exceptionally talented “League of Legends” players. Robert Morris University Illinois announced June 11 the addition of an eSports varsity lineup and a new collegiate-gamer recruiting effort. RMU will join the Collegiate Star League, a group of 103 colleges and universities,… Read More

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