student loans


Don't pay off student loan

Nov 30, 2011
We have a student loan for our daughter of about $120,000. Should we use our retirement funds to pay it off? Our house will be paid off in 5 years and we have about $20,000 in revolving debt. Please advise. Thanks. James, Houston, TX
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The loan forgiveness safety valve

Nov 9, 2011
Question: Having $138,000 in student loans at 9% I would pay just about $160,000 in interest if I go 20 years to get forgiveness for the loan. Is...
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Parent loans for college

Nov 4, 2011
Question: My son has been accepted to a good out of state private college after completing his 2 year degree at a local community college. However,...
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College and a refinancing

Oct 31, 2011
Question: I have a question about what term to refinance for given that I have a child that will enter college in about 15 years. If I refinance...
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The student debt band-aid

Oct 26, 2011
President Obama's aid to student borrowers is okay. It will allow graduates to consolidate and reduce the interest rates on their student loans. It...
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Erase student loans?

Oct 10, 2011
College students graduate with thousands of dollars in student loans. So, what would happen if we just eliminated that debt?
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An expensive private student loan

Sep 27, 2011
Question: My husband has a consolidated private student loan of $47,000. Our interest rate is 9% which seems really high for this market. We pay a...
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A good return on investment

Sep 16, 2011
Question: Hello -- My wife and I together have ~$330,000 in student loans from professional school. I have $2,000.00 every month to save / invest /...
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Student loans vs. buying a home

Sep 7, 2011
Question: I currently have $33,000 in student loans at 2.4%APR. I also have $40,000 from stock sales (after taxes)....
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Refinancing and student loans

Aug 30, 2011
Question: My wife and I are planning to refinance to take advantage of today's low rates. We were pleased to see that our home appraised for more...
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