The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 31. It included several changes to federal student loan payments. Here's what it means for you.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on March 20th that the office of Federal Student Aid is executing on President Trump's promise to provide student loan relief during the COVID-19 national emergency.
When it comes to committing to something and sticking to it, it can be helpful to find an accountability partner to help keep you on track. Whether it’s about working out or paying off debt, having someone to hold you accountable is key.
If you think you need to make large student loan payments each month, that’s not necessarily true. Oftentimes, some payment is better than no payment, and Jessica Stewart is proof. She went from deferring her student loans to putting every extra cent toward them, and eventually paid four times the minimum due each month, which resulted in her paying them off in under 10 years versus 30 years.
International Women’s Day is here and #EachforEqual is this year’s theme. It’s an ideal time to get a handle on both equality for women and student loan debt. With the current U.S. student loan debt around $1.56 trillion, women bear the brunt of more of it than men. According to a recent study, they account for having almost two-thirds of the student loan debt versus men, and here are some ways to handle it.
Having financial discussions with your significant other is never easy, but it’s necessary to do so. When it comes to student loan debt and romantic relationships, it’s important to discuss it with your partner so the debt does not negatively impact your relationship.
While you may hear certain statements about student loan repayment over and over again, they may not all be true. Here, finance experts decipher student loan myths from facts.
You’ve got big $$$ goals for 2020. We’re here to make it easier to keep those resolutions strong all year.
From increasing your income with a side hustle to cutting extraneous everyday expenses to refinancing your student loans, there are several ways to create student loan resolutions — starting right now.
This holiday season, in lieu of gifts, get money for your student loans.
Gifting someone a student loan payment may help them more than you know. Especially since every bit counts, even giving some amount can help reduce their overall student debt.
Sometimes, there is a stigma when it comes to talking about money — whether it’s student loan debt, credit card debt, or personal finances in general.
Overwhelmed by your student loan debt? You could be eligible for student loan forgiveness. Here’s what you need to know about potential programs and eligible loans.
You may have different options for repaying your federal and private student loans. Learn about the differences and how to best manage your loans.
You may wonder if international travel is realistic while paying off student loans. If you're curious, we have covered the basics of what you need to know.
The 10 years after college are when pay grows the fastest. Here’s how to max out your opportunities to earn raises and supercharge your income.
If you’re having trouble affording your student loan, you may be able to lower or temporarily stop making payments without paying fees or hurting your credit.
While college tuition costs continue to increase, student loan debt does, too. Although you may wonder if student loans are worth it, many people think they are — but also say it depends on the return on investment (ROI). Here, borrowers and experts alike chime in.
Paying for a wedding is never easy and pulling it off while juggling student loan payments is even harder. Here's how to pay for your dream wedding without putting off your other financial goals.
There are many benefits to having a side hustle, including using the money toward student loans. These six women explain how they do it, and their stories may inspire you to do the same.
Pay off student loans or save for retirement: which comes first? Learn how to prioritize your student loans, 401(k), and emergency fund.
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When it comes to paying back student loans, there are many common mistakes people make. However, there are easy ways to avoid these mistakes, including keeping track of all your loans, consolidating them yourself, and then automating them.
Student loan consolidation and refinancing can be used to combine and simplify student debt. Learn how student loan consolidation can affect payments, rates, and more.
Drowning in student loan debt? Your tax refund gives you the perfect opportunity to save thousands on your loans.
Learn what a written off student loan actually is and whether it may be an option for your outstanding debt.
Whether you want to save money for your emergency fund or put money toward your student loan payments, side hustles are a great way to make surplus income. Here, experts share their thoughts on why you should have a side hustle.
Defaulting on your federal student loans doesn’t have to be catastrophic. Learn the best ways to get out of default and avoid future mistakes.
Women owe two-thirds of U.S. student debt and struggle more to repay it. Here’s a look at stats on women and student loans — and how women can get ahead of debt.
Find out how your student loans could raise or lower your tax bill this year. Your student loans can have a significant impact on your tax refund, either leading to a larger refund, owing less taxes, or a big tax bill.
Thanks to student loan interest charges, your loan balance can grow over time. Learn about how interest works and when it starts to accrue for your loans.
You shouldn't have to be a student loan expert to pay back your student loans.
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