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Homebuyer Tips: Buying When you Have Student Loans

In case you haven’t heard, there is a student loan debt crisis in America. Currently, the amount of student debt owed – $1.5 trillion – is second only to mortgage debt. Even so, many Americans with student loan debt also

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Posted in Budgeting, Housing, Savings, Student Loan

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Separating Truth and Myths

Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness too good to be true or just sorely misunderstood? A mere 1% of Public Service Loan Forgiveness applications were approved in the first nine months of borrowers reaching eligibility. While there have been issues with

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Posted in Debt, Financial Counseling, Student Loan

Planners, Advisors, or Counselors: Who should you turn to?

Financial Planner vs. Financial Advisor vs. Financial Counselor Have you ever been confused by where to turn when you need help with your finances? With over 183 different professional designations, (according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)), it wouldn’t

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Posted in Financial Counseling, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness, LSS Financial Counseling

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

Older Americans and student loan debt

Student loan debt continues to grow and affects adults of all ages; the number of older adults with student loans has dramatically increased as well. “Student loans make up the nation’s second largest consumer debt market, and seniors are the

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