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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

New interest rates on federal student loans

Effective July 1, 2016, new interest rates went into effect for federal student loans. The following rates will apply to all new Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans made between July 1, 2016 and before July

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Posted in Student Loan

Flashback Friday to Defaulted Student Loans: A borrower’s worst nightmare

With student loans being a hot topic right now, I wanted to share this Flashback Friday post about defaulted student loans. The more I learn about student loans, the more I see them as a double-edged sword poised to either

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Posted in Student Loan

What to do if you miss a student loan payment

Life happens and can sometimes result in a financial crisis. When you have a limited amount of income that can mean making tough choices on what to pay for first. Hopefully you can avoid something like this from happening to

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Posted in Debt Counseling, Financial Counseling, LSS Financial Counseling, Student Loan

Is Consolidating Student Loans Right for You?

As a student loan counselor, I often work with clients who make separate payments on multiple student loans to many servicers. This often results in mass confusion and unnecessary complications for the borrower. Although loan consolidation can alleviate this repayment

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Posted in Student Loan
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