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Financial Literacy and Career Resources for College Students and Grads

 Have questions about borrowing, student loans, car loans, savings, setting goals? Need help with your resume and job search? https://www.igrad.com has videos, info, worksheets and more on its comprehensive website. With additional topics like long term care insurance, the site isn’t just for young folks. Source: Financial Planning for Women

College Debt Resources

About 45 million Americans owe more than $1.6 trillion in student loan debts. Let those numbers sink in a moment…And there are plenty of too-good-to-be-true offers to help out.Where can you go for reliable help? Federal ResourcesOffice of Federal Student Aid (for federal student loans) https://studentaid.gov/provides free info on managing loans and programs like the…

Behind on Federal Student-Loan Payments?

Lots of options exist, including suspending payments, but some will increase what you owe Cheryl Winokur MunkThe Wall Street Journal, 3/9/20.  “Getting behind on student loan payments—or worse, defaulting—can lead to serious financial consequences.”  Call your loan servicer to learn options to lower or suspend payments. (call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243…

A Guide to Student Loan Forgiveness

Consumer Reports offers A Guide to Student Loan ForgivenessRecent news suggests it is almost impossible to get one’s student loans forgiven, especially under the current administration and Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss. However, it may be worth a try with the help of Consumer Reports. “The 12-year-old federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF) is one…

Till College Debt do We Part

“Marriage can change everything for couples– in some cases even their student-loan payments” writes Cheryl Munk for The Wall Street Journal.  The media has educated us about the high costs of attending college and the massive student debt load facing many millenials and their parents. Often house buying, procreation and investing for retirement are delayed…

Is your college student using federal student loans to finance spring break?

The Squared Away Blog reports: New Use for College Loans: Spring Break! “Yup, more than half of college students are using some of their student loan money to pay for spring break.” See: http://squaredawayblog.bc.edu/squared-away/new-use-for-college-loans-spring-break/Even if college students are paying their own way (with earned income) for fancy week-long get-aways… should they be using funds in…

How to Pay for College

Despite presidential campaign rhetoric, it is extremely unlikely that college tuition will be free in the U.S. any time soon (or even in distant future). Remember how much Americans HATE to pay taxes? Taxes are what support our public institutions of higher education. When students complain about minor tuition increases at Utah State (one of…