If you’re going to grad school, you probably have student loan debt left over from your undergrad degree. Ignoring it could be costly thanks to accruing interest and capitalization effects. Deciding on a plan to tackle this debt before heading back to school will help you save in the long run.
A 2019 study by Northwestern Mutual revealed some sobering statistics on consumer debt in America. It found that the average American adult has nearly $30,000 in debt,...
Overwhelming student loan debt is a serious financial drag. One little-discussed strategy is appropriate for millions of private student loan borrowers with good credit: a low-interest credit card balance transfer. Learn how to use low-interest credit cards to reduce or eliminate your student debt.
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, pundits loved to gripe about “homeowners using their homes as ATMs.” Sure, just because you can take...
Also known as being upside-down, to be underwater on your mortgage means to owe more than your home is worth. A drop in the housing market, falling behind on your mortgage, or new information about the home’s condition can put you underwater. Here’s what to do if you’re underwater on your mortgage.
Not all student loans are created equal. Taking out the right kinds of loans is a key part of being able to manage your student debt after graduation. Here’s what you need to know to weigh your options between federal and private student loans.
So you’ve graduated from college or graduate school and – like the vast majority of students – borrowed money to get your degree. Now...
College is expensive, and grad school just means piling on even more debt. If you’re heading to grad school, you may be wondering how to reduce the overwhelming student loan debt. It starts with figuring out what to do with all those undergrad loans before taking on even more.
Every year, millions of Americans enroll in colleges and universities, and about two-thirds of students borrow money to do so. If you’re considering a student loan or are already in student debt, it’s crucial to be well-informed. Read on for a guide to student loans, repayment, and deferments.
Taking out federal student loans doesn’t require a co-signer. But it’s a different story for private loans. If your college student has maxed out their federal loan options and still needs more money, they may ask you to co-sign on one. But don’t sign on the dotted line without all the facts.
Student loan debt can be a huge burden on new graduates just starting out in their careers. Fortunately, there are programs to help with repayment, including forgiveness, cancellation, and loan repayment programs (LRPs) specific to your chosen career. See which ones you might qualify for here.
Not all borrowers are likely to benefit from student loan forgiveness. In fact, the majority aren’t. And there may even be some significant downsides to it. If you’re considering forgiveness as a way to manage your student loan debt, here’s what you need to know.