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My Student Loans Are Deferred And I Can’t Pay My Other Debts. – Annie

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“Dear Steve, I owe over $20k in credit cards (Discover and Visa, both of which are maxxed out) and over $40k in student loans (which are currently deferred). I changed my spending habits and budgeting over the last 6 months. Despite all of this, I am still only able to make slightly more than the min payments every month (before ... Read More »

My Deferred Student Loans Show Up as Bad Marks on My Credit Report. – Crystal

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“Dear Steve, Four student loan accounts are coming up as negative on my credit report. - They are deferred until 06/2014 - They show no amount past due - They show no “Date Major Delinquency First Reported” - Under “Date of First Delinquency: N/A - Two were opened on 6/15/2005 - Two were opened on 3/10/2006 - Under the 81 ... Read More »

Ticking Student Loan Time Bomb One Step Closer to Exploding

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A recent TransUnion study has revealed that more than half of student loan accounts are in deferred status, where the repayment of the principal and interest of the loan is temporarily delayed. In my experience the primary reason people do this is when the full student loan payments are unaffordable and they need falsely perceived breathing room. Deferred loans now ... Read More »

Lauren is in a Fabulous Foreign Country and Can’t Afford Her Student Loans

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“Dear Steve, Okay, I am currently a grad student in a foreign country which is cool and wonderful and educational and definitely worth the money. However, it’s costing me money. I currently have a $77,000 price tag in student loans and would like to reduce this amount. Because I am overseas it is very difficult to get a job and ... Read More »

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