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Managing Debt as an Active Service Member in the Military

Members of the military face unique situations and challenges that civilians do not. For example, active service members face the possibility of deployment and sometimes continuous relocation. A 2014 National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) survey indicated 77% of service members

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Military

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

Raise Your Credit Score with These 6 Tips

Credit scores are mysterious. If you miss a payment, your credit score will likely drop; but it’s impossible to know by how many points. That’s because our scores are made up of several factors. If you’re looking to improve your score,

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Posted in Credit, Credit Report

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
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