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2017 Tax Bill Relieves Tax Liability on Death and Disability Discharges on Federal Student Loans

When a student loan borrower becomes totally and permanently disabled they can apply to have their student loans “discharged” (forgiven) through the Total Permanent Disability Discharge program (TPD Discharge: learn more here). The survivors of a borrower who dies can

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Posted in Student Loan, Taxes

Mastering Student Loans: Know Before You Owe

Student loans remain a hot topic…and will for years to come. So we’re flashing back to Barb’s post with how to prepare for and deal with student loan debt. As a financial counselor, I have observed a few disturbing trends

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Student Loan

Student Loans: What to Do if You Miss a Payment

Since student loans are a hot topic right now, we’re flashing back Elaina’s post that provides helpful info on what to do if you miss a student loan payment. Life happens and unexpected events can sometimes result in a financial

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Posted in Student Loan

A Letter About Your Student Loans & Credit Cards from Your Financial Counselor

Dear Friend- I am worried about your financial wellness.  You tell me you have student loan debt, credit card debt and not much money saved for retirement. Have you been able to log onto to look at repayment, forgiveness

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Posted in Financial Counseling, Student Loan

Helpful Tips for New College Graduates

Back to school time is the perfect time for this flashback Friday post from Mary Ellen about tips for new college graduates… Congratulations college grads! Do you remember the scene from “The Graduate” with Dustin Hoffman where he is barraged

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Posted in Savings, Student Loan
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