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How to get rid of your student loans without paying

Jul 5, 2013
Loan forgiveness and discharge programs may help ease -- or even erase -- your student loan burden.
Posted In: frederal student loans, student loan debt, student debt

'The government garnished my wages' -- Defaulting on college debt

Jul 5, 2013
Ignoring your problems rarely ever makes them go away. Anna learned that the hard way when the government started garnishing her wages after she defaulted on her student loan payments. But, she says, she's thankful it happened.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt

What the U.S. could learn from Australia's student loan program

Jul 1, 2013
Bruce Chapman, economist at the Australian National University in Canberra discusses Australia's “study now/pay later” student loan formula.
Posted In: Australia, student loan, student debt, student loan debt, higher education

Congrats, you graduated! Now what about those student loans?

May 29, 2013
Despite some movement in Congress to alter the trajectory of what you might consider an incoming personal finance missile, interest rates on some government backed student loans are set to double on July 1.
Posted In: federal student loans, student debt, student loan, higher education

How to survive severe student loan debt

May 17, 2013
The new face of debt is young and worried. Student loans affect nearly 15 million Americans under the age of 30 and many debtors are facing tens of thousands of dollars in repayment.
Posted In: student debt, student loan debt, Education, education costs

How bad is student loan debt in your state? (map)

May 17, 2013
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says the country now owes close to $1 trillion in student loan debts. But in some states, the problem is worse than others.
Posted In: student debt, federal student loans

When borrowing to pay for college, remember the Pilgrims

May 17, 2013
Paying off student loans can be a long and scary venture. But one way to get a handle on how to make it an affordable experience is to take a tip from the Pilgrims.
Posted In: college, student debt, student loan debt

A 21st century Thoreau on living debt-free

May 14, 2013
Ken Ilgunas spent two years obsessively paying off the $32,000 he owed on his student loans. And when he decided to go back to school for a graduate degree, he figured out a way to come out the other side debt-free.
Posted In: student debt, frugality

Sallie Mae just wanted to celebrate its birthday. Instead, it infuriated Twitter

May 13, 2013
Why is Sallie Mae trending on Twitter? The story of a birthday mishap.
Posted In: student debt, student loans, sallie mae

Why you shouldn't go back to school

May 10, 2013
In her new book, "Don't Go Back to School," author Kio Stark discusses why scores of people think traditional higher education is a waste of money.
Posted In: higher education, student loans, student debt

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