With average balance right out of school approaching $30,000 in the U.S., student loan debt has become a crippling issue for millions of Americans. Getting the latest news and trends on loans and their associated regulations can help you get ahead of your debt so it doesn’t hold you back from achieving your financial goals.
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April 28, 2017 | Robert Beiler
A little sacrifice can go just as far as hustle
April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.
April 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
You’ll never guess what it is, because you probably haven’t heard about it yet.
April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Everybody wants their debt forgiven, but the people actually promised it could be screwed.
April 11, 2017 | Joe Pye
Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.
March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.
February 23, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
If Congress needs help helping people, it should look to these state legislators.
February 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Need to pay for college? Sugar Babies on this “not an escort” site go to some pricy schools around the country.
February 9, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Secretary of Education responded (sort of) to more than 140 Congressional questions beyond her confirmation hearing. But nobody talked about it.
January 19, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Or he could be horrible. That’s why I just applied for a new repayment plan while I still can.
January 18, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: A couple wants a clean slate, but are they mucking up their nuptials?
January 11, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: A man has a dirty little secret he’s keeping from the love of his life.
January 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.
November 16, 2016 | Dori Zinn
As Netflix prepares to release more Gilmore Girls, we take a look back at the sometimes hard-to-believe spending in the original show.
November 16, 2016 | Steve Rhode
A reader is worried that her ex sent her son to a pricey college without telling her.
November 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Abby Marion never gives up, so we gave in. She’s the ninth Debt.com scholarship winner.
October 26, 2016 | Debt.com
You don’t have to spend 15 years repaying your student loans and struggling. Here’s how you can do it faster.
October 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most people say they don’t have any debt, but do they know what debt means?
September 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most parents are saving for their child’s education, and they’re saving more money.
September 20, 2016 | Debt.com
It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.
September 9, 2016 | Steve Rhode
If you took out loans while attending ITT Tech and haven’t graduated, you need to read this.
August 24, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Find out how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would handle your student loans, whether you’re a current student, struggling graduate, or someone who hasn’t taken classes yet
August 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most public schools charge convenience fees that can put you out hundreds of extra dollars a year
August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.
August 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most every state in the union is stressed about paying off debt. Here’s the complete breakdown, state-by-state.
August 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most kids already anticipate their parents paying for college, regardless of what institution it is.
August 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn
You can now apply for financial aid a year in advance
August 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most everyone believes college is worth the investment, but a lot of Americans wish that it were free.
August 1, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Three new reports, three more things to worry about.
July 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader thinks he found a loophole: Ask a relative with terminal cancer to co-sign his loan.
June 29, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s daughter is pleading with him, but he’s hesitating till he hears from Howard.
June 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The seventh Debt.com scholarship winner has a superior brain but a suffering mouth.
June 8, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to move if either Trump or Clinton gets elected. And he wants to leave his debts behind.
May 30, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Student loans are limiting career choices, and not just for millennials
May 24, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Most grads feel like they’re “going it alone” with their finances
May 19, 2016 | Debt.com
Expert Bob Preston tells you how, but be warned: It’s not easy.
May 18, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Here’s how I found out the real balance of my student loans — and how I’ll keep owing more if I don’t act now.
May 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Finally, a catchy song about student loan debt.
May 16, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Many Americans are figuring out the hardest lesson from college comes after you graduate
May 10, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger
The federal government tries something novel: clarity.
April 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The recession is over, but are we spending our way into another one?
April 13, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s son might join the military. That might help him defeat his debts.
March 23, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is embarrassed she ran up this much debt – as a finance and accounting major.
March 14, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Are Americans wising up about personal debt? Or are they doubling down?
January 4, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The latest Debt.com scholarship winner is a real cheapskate. So we’re giving her $500.
December 31, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader needs a way out — and there may be one. Or more.
December 14, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The crushing debt has a single silver lining. Hopefully, it’ll be worth all the dark clouds.
October 27, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
What do Halloween and Graduation Day have in common? Both are frightening.
September 30, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader says she can’t pay for both. Which one should she choose?
September 18, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski
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