student loans


Student loan nation

Apr 7, 2011
Americans are borrowing again. Consumer credit rose at a 3.8% annual rate in February. According to the Federal Reserve "non-revolving" consumer...
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Pay down student loan or wait for forgiveness

Feb 23, 2011
Question: I recently graduated with my Masters Degree and am working as a librarian. I have some substantial student loan debt. I qualify for the...
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Retire student loans with home equity--not

Feb 1, 2011
Question: I have an adjustable rate mortgage with a principal of $255,000; I'm going to refinance to a fixed rate this month and I expect a rate...
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Federal student loans vs. private loans

Dec 28, 2010
Question: I graduated in May with around 60k in student loans split evenly between private and federal loans. I have the ability to pay off...
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Where lending rose and dropped

Dec 7, 2010
And this final note. For all the pronouncements that we'd become better, smarter savers out of the financial crisis, looks like the wallets are out...
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Student loans and tax deduction

Sep 30, 2010
Question: I recently got married and inherited a student loan. Lets say its 22k with 5k of capitalized interest. My understanding is that I can...
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Student loan reform

Aug 4, 2010
Question: Can you untangle what the student loan reform provision in the health care bill means for current borrowers in repayment? I read that...
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Loans for computer certification

Jun 9, 2010
Question: I am trying to find a loan to take a computer training certification course. Since this is not a degree program, I am not eligible for...
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Student loans vs credit cards

May 20, 2010
Question: I have about 10K in credit card debt that I stupidly accumulated in undergrad and after college before I was able to land a job. I have...
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Credit cards vs student loans

May 14, 2010
Question: I was recently able to lock my existing credit card debt in at 1.99% or less for the next 6 months, which is lower than the roughly 3.5%...
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