Tips to Help Pay Student Debt Faster

The cost of going to college continues to increase.  It has reached the stage that some economists suggest student debt is having a stifling effect on the United States economy.  For many students, paying back their college debt can take decades.  For other students the debt can stop them buying a house and building a solid […]

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Saving Money in Your 20s

Most people struggle to manage their finances when they are in their 20s. They have just entered the workforce, probably have a low paying job, have many bills and have little experience organising themselves. People in their 20s also have many credit card companies throwing easy money at them. It’s not hard for someone just […]

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John Oliver Talks About Student Debt

John Oliver highlights the massive expansion of Student Debt in the United States.  The comedian points out the depressing and unbelievable fact that student debt in the US is now more than Credit Card debt and Auto Loans. Student Debt has been in the media a lot recently.  Many economists have suggested  that the amount of college debt that […]

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Student Debt in the Headlines

The issue of growing student debts continues to be in the headlines this week with a number of commentators suggesting the size of loans are a problem for the economy. Recent graduates are often struggling to pay debts and are delaying major purchases and entering into mortgages which affects the entire economy. Yahoo finance author […]

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Graduates Using Volunteer Work For Student Debt Relief

Student loans are increasingly large and often a recent graduate feels a lot of pressure because of the mountain of debt they must deal with. With the job market still recovering from the global financial crisis many graduates have had problems securing employment or have been unable to secure employment in their chosen field so […]

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College Debt Weighs Heavier on Women

An interesting article for NPR has recently highlighted the disparity in dealing with college debt for women compared to men. Because of the wage gap between men and women in the work force, more women are finding themselves struggling with college debt after they graduate. Some students finish college with between $30’000-100’000 of college debt, […]

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Student Debt May Hurt Housing Sector

The amount of debt that college graduates are lumped with has been a growing concern in recent years. Many students come out of college with between $30’000-$100’000 in debt, and are looking to secure employment quickly to pay those debts down. One unexpected outcome of this massive amount of college debt being held by some […]

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Marrying Into Debt

One of the most important conversations that needs to be had before entering into marriage is the debt conversation.  Unfortunately many couples don’t have it then only realise they have married into a substantial amount of debt a couple of years after getting married! Many people are happy to spend hours and hours talking about […]

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The True Size of Student Debt

American public policy organization Demos has released an inforgraphic (below) which shows the true extent of student debt in the USA. Student debt has received a lot of attention recently as many students have been struggling with large debt burdens in the economic downturn. About Demos: “Demos is a public policy organization working for an […]

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College Debt Levels Threat to USA Economy

A democratic senator has suggested that the level of college debt held by young Americans is a serious threat the American economy. Democract Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that would help people refinance federal student loans with high interest rates. The senator wants all student loans with a rate higher than 4% scaled […]

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