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01
Mar
How Much Can You Save By Working Part-Time During College?

Nowadays, most students work part-time during college but there are still a great number of students who fear that working while in school will affect their grades. These students might get better grades now, but they will likely face serious consequences in the future in the form of significantly higher student loan debt. That’s because […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
16
Feb
How Much More Money Will You Make Because of Your Degree?

People are always saying that a college education pays off many times over, but how much more does a college grad actually earn during their lifetime? ​A 2015 report by the Georgetown University Centre for Education and the Workforce suggested that most college graduates make at least $1 million more over the course of their working lives than […]

Posted in: Personal Finance, Reports,
15
Feb
February 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey (Part 2)

The 2016 Presidential race is starting to pick up. In the coming weeks Nevada and South Carolina will host their highly anticipated primaries. After that, the majority of Americans will be making the trip to the ballot box in March and April. At LendEDU, we work to help the more than 43 million Americans better […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
15
Feb
How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

The paycheck-to-paycheck cycle is one that so many Americans are trapped in. Unfortunately, this is a seemingly inevitable part of how many people live their lives. Too much money is going out and not enough is coming in. The statistics say that 63% of Americans are only $1,000 away from financial ruin. One emergency or one lost […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
13
Feb
How Much Money Should You Have in an Emergency Fund?

An emergency fund is essential for covering those unexpected expenses that pop up out of nowhere. The problem is 63% of Americans don’t have an emergency fund that could cover them in a $500 emergency. This is shocking news and indicates how ill-prepared the majority of the country is. The consequences of this are many and varied, […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
08
Feb
February 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey

Today, one in seven Americans currently has student loan debt. If you’ve recently graduated, this fact should come without surprise. Higher education is expensive, and increasingly students and families are turning to student loan debt to finance their education. Tuition hikes, generous loan limits, and the recovering economy has pushed the outstanding amount of stud

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
25
Jan
Student Loans Are Taking Over Gift Registries

Some student loan borrowers are so anxious to say goodbye to their student loans that they’re turning to student loan gift registries to help pay off student loans. Some are even adding their student loans to their wedding gift registries alongside requests for the more traditional pots and pans. With student loan debt statistics now showing $1.3 trillion

Posted in: Student Loans,
22
Jan
January 2016 Student Loan Borrower Survey

Earlier this month we traveled to a few local college campuses in search of student loan borrowers. Today, 7 out of 10 graduates are leaving campus with a student loan statement in hand. And, the average graduate is leaving campus with just over $37,000 in debt. As you might expect, it wasn’t that hard to […]

Posted in: Reports, Student Loans,
20
Jan
CordiaGrad Student Loan Refinancing Review

CordiaGrad has changed their name to Purefy. More and more students are waking up the day after graduation with a completely new problem to deal with—student loans. Though borrowers may know that they had student loans while still in school, often, no payments  are required due during that time. Once these loans enter the repayment phase, […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
06
Jan
President Obama’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program Guide

There was legislation passed under President Obama in 2014 which aims to cap the amount student loan borrowers will have to pay out each month for their federal student loans. Rightly or wrongly, this student loan policy is often referred to on the web as Obama student loan forgiveness, often times this term is thrown […]

Posted in: Student Loans,