Here’s Why You Need To Stop Complaining About Your Student Loans

College may be the time of our lives, but the aftermath, not so much. Student loans suck. A lot of graduates know this struggle, myself included. I have way more than the average $30k in student loans most students are said to have after graduation. We spend years in school in hopes of landing a

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7 Ways Student Loan Company May Have Tricked You Into Paying More Than You Owe

As if the entire system of student loan payments isnt already enough of a headache, the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau and state attorneys general in Illinois and Washington have now filed lawsuits against Navient, the largest servicer of student loans in the US. Despite accusationsof extensive mistakes and violations, Navient has denied all wrongdoing, New

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Betsy DeVos Just Made It Easier For Loan Companies To Screw Your Over Again

When it comes to reforming the way you pay back your loans, you can now expect less from the Department of Education. On Tuesday, educationsecretary Betsy DeVos ordered a withdrawal from an Obamaplan that called for the government toincentivize high quality, transparent and consistent servicing for borrowers, and create meaningful consequences for vendors who come

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5 Creative Ways To Pay For College So You Never Have To Take Out Student Loans

College education is known for the debt that comes with it. We all want to pursue our passions, but are in for a tough reality check when we see how much higher education and opportunity will cost us. If you already explored scholarship and grant options and are still coming up short, consider getting creative.

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

Image: Faberr Ink/shutterstock When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below. 1. Not

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11 Ways To Have A Summer Break, Even Though You Work A 9-To-5

Schools out doesnt exactly have the same ring it did when you were a non-bill paying grade schooler. Working a 9-to-5 is also a far cry from the summer jobs in undergrad and even farther from the three-month hiatus from bells, teachers and homework in high school. Sigh. Were grown now, folks. But that doesnt

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Billionaire Betsy DeVos wants to scrap student debt forgiveness. Surprised? | Jamie Peck

The plan by the secretary of education represents the Trump administrations multi-part assault on public education and the non-rich When Donald Trump appointed Betsy DeVos secretary of education, Americas school-going people worried it was only a matter of time before she brought back debtors prison for student loan defaulters and subcontracted out K-12 education to

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Nicki Minaj is helping studious fans pay their college expenses

A most benevolent diva. Image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com Fans of Nicki Minaj piled on with internet praise this weekend after the artist offered to pay college-related expenses for students with straight A’s. Minaj responded to dozens of requests on Twitter from fans seeking hundreds or thousands of dollars to pay down student loans

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DeVos Undoes Obama Student Loan Protections

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday rolled back an Obama administration attempt to reform how student loan servicers collect debt. Obama issued a pair (PDF) of memorandums (PDF) last year requiring that the government’s Federal Student Aid office, which services $1.1 trillion in government-owned student loans, do more to help borrowers manage, or even discharge, their debt. But in a memorandum (PDF) to the

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Student loan giant Navient on suit: ‘no expectation’ it will act in ‘interest of the consumer’

Federal regulators in January sued Navient, accusing the biggest U.S. student loan company of making it harder for borrowers to repay loans by giving them bad information, processing payments incorrectly and failing to act on complaints. Navient reportedly said in response the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suit that there is no expectation that the servicer

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