Managing Your Moolah
Apr 24, 2012 by Joel Laos | 0 Comments
The federal student-loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.
But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful real-life lessons in math and economics. [More]
Mar 12, 2012 by Joel Laos | 0 Comments
Financial Aid Awards: 4 Things You Need to Know
This is the season for financial aid awards. Colleges and universities across the country are dispatching financial aid letters like these to families of high school seniors, as well as returning college students.Unfortunately, many of these award ... [More]
Mar 09, 2012 by Joel Laos | 0 Comments
Bankruptcy attorney: "Student loans could be the economy's 'next debt bomb!'"
A new study has found that there has been a significant increase in the number of consumers seeking the help of bankruptcy attorneys as a result of outstanding student loan debt.
The National Association of Consumer ... [More]
Feb 21, 2012 by Joel Laos | 0 Comments
Okay, you're right. I'm playing pretty fast and loose with the words "new & exciting." But in this day and age the graduate-level financial aid world does whatever it can to get pumped about new federal benefits for student loan borrowers. This one is worth a look.
On October 25, ... [More]
Oct 26, 2011 by Joel Laos | 0 Comments
President Barack Obama is taking steps to ease the burden of student loans, the White House said on Tuesday, potentially helping millions of cash-strapped college graduates in a tough economy.
Obama plans to accelerate a plan to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of income, bringing it ... [More]