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27
May
Nursing Graduation Gifts Guide

Graduating from nursing schools requires disciplined dedication. Between countless hours studying complex medial topics to applying what’s learned in a classroom setting, nursing school represents a 24/7 commitment that not many students can make. Find a gift for a recent nursing graduate is also difficult. We put together this nursing graduation gifts guide to help

Posted in: Personal Finance,
01
May
Military Student Loan Forgiveness: A Complete Guide

Military student loan forgiveness has been a hot topic in the media recently and rightly so. Military service personnel grant freedom for the country and maintain peace in areas where there is a high probability of the occurrence of a conflict. These people put their life at risk in order to keep their nation safe. […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
01
May
Teacher Student Loan Forgiveness: A Complete Guide

Teachers open the gateway to learning, support kids in their discovery of the world, and provide them with the necessary tools to succeed in life. The educational system cannot function properly without dedicated and well-prepared teachers, so investing in their professional preparation is a moral duty of every state. This is one of the reasons […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
30
Apr
Is Student Loan Forgiveness Real?

Please pardon college students and working adults that took out student loans for being skeptical of the three words, student loan forgiveness. From Santa Claus sneaking down the chimney to the tooth fairy leaving cash under a pillow while we slept undisturbed, tall tales have followed us throughout our lives. Now, as we struggle to make ends meet […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
16
Apr
Why Boston Has the Most Student Debt of Any Metro Area

Are you living in Boston? According to Forbes, if you are the average student debt carrying Bostonian you have a student loan balance $11,382.67 larger than the average student debt carrying New Yorker. That’s because at $43,398.48, Boston is the U.S. metro-area with the highest average student loan debt. The average in New York is $32,015.81, ranking […

Posted in: Student Loans,
18
Feb
Sallie Mae Made $1.42 Billion in Profit Last Year

With $1.4 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, student loans are a huge issue in the United States. 7 in 10 graduates now graduate with student loan debt as a result of rising higher education costs. The price of higher education has increased at a greater pace in comparison to wages, consumer prices, and housing prices. […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
05
Jan
Promissory Notes Explained

If you have recently applied for a student loan or for student loan consolidation you were probably asked to sign a promissory note. These types of notes or legal documents have been relevant in financial decisions and transactions since any form of economy has been present. While promissory note is another term that you may […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
05
Jan
Key Benefits of Having a Cosigner

During your student loan application, you might be asked to provide a cosigner. What is a cosigner? What are the benefits of having a cosigner? A cosigner is a parent, grandparent, guardian or other adult who is creditworthy and willing to assume legal responsibility for the loan liabilities along with you. In most cases the cosigner […]

Posted in: Student Loans,
05
Jan
Plan and Execute a College Budget

With the advent of credit and debit cards, money can seem like an abstraction. Cash is no longer king, replaced by plastic. In no time at all, students may find that they’ve spent their entire month’s budget on personal expenses and unnecessary items, and then additional bills layered on top in their inboxes. Taking control […]

Posted in: Personal Finance,
26
Dec
How to Avoid 10 Student Loan Mistakes You May Be Making

While you can certainly burden yourself with crushing student loan debt for the next several decades, there are better ways to tackle your college budget. Read on to find 10 common student loan mistakes and how to avoid them. 1. Don’t Automatically Apply for Loans OK, so all of your friends told you how expensive college costs […]

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