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Let’s face it. You hate your student loans. If you want to get rid of them, you need to own the debt and develop a plan for eliminating them from your life. It’s going to take you a long time but it’s not going to be as hard as you think.Read More
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May 1, 2022 marks the end of the student loan freeze that was brought on as part of a COVID-19 relief program. As interest accrual and required payments start back up, all federal borrowers need to check in on the status of their loans and prepare a plan. Here’s the backstory on the loan freeze and what you need to know moving forward.
Law school is more expensive than ever. The increased price has students looking for a variety of ways to pay for law school, but often students have to take out loans. Upon graduating law school, there are many ways to pay back those loans. One option that is often discussed is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Income Share Agreements are gaining some traction as an alternative to traditional student loans for some types of educational programs. Are they a good idea for students considering law school? They may save borrowers money in interest, but they offer few of the protections that federal loans provide.
If you have enough income, paying off your mortgage early can save you money in the long-run. Here’s why and a few ideas about how to do it.
Hiring a student loan attorney may be worth the investment to help you with your student loan payments and consumer protection issues.
We compare the services and benefits of two companies offering student loan refinancing, Credible and SoFi.
Do you need term life insurance to protect your dependents from shouldering your student loan debt? Here’s how to make sure they’re covered.
If you’re repaying student loans and haven’t refinanced them, you’re probably wasting money. Here we look at SoFi and ELFI, two excellent loan refinance companies, and compare what they offer.