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There’s a Catch to Income-Based Repayment That Could Cost You Money

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When it comes to dealing with student loans it can be a good news-bad news situation. While there are some good options to dealing with student loans when you can’t afford the payments, not all loans are the same. Federal student loans have a number of repayment options while private student loans tend to be more limited in terms of ... Read More »

    Why Income Based Student Loan Payments Can Be a Terrible Trap

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    What Student Loan Assistance Companies Are Not Telling You With the surge in companies that are selling student loan assistance programs it seems their product is most commonly just filling out paperwork to enroll people in income driven repayment programs for federal student loans. It’s an easy sale, “We Can Lower Your Payment,” is a powerful message that resonates with ... Read More »

      Obama Pay As You Earn Student Loan Forgiveness Program Details

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      The final rules and guidelines were released yesterday that can finally give us some guidance on a government student loan repayment program that can make it easier for many people. The Pay As You Earn program will provide much needed relief to more people that are drowning under a trillion dollars of student loan debt. The only downside here is ... Read More »

        “I Have Three Degrees But I’m Broke And Miserable”

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        Theresa “Dear Steve, I have $75,000 in school loans and I have one job bringing in $360 per week after taxes and another job where I make $150 per week after taxes. My car payment is $251, rent is $600, utilities are $130, Food is $80, and water is $45. I have a 401(k) with $6,000. Help me. I feel ... Read More »

          Tiffany is Behind in Student Loans, Late On Other Payments, And Looking For Hope

          Tiffany “Dear Steve, I’m a 23 year old college student and I owe around $40,000 in student loans, as well as having $8,000 in credit card debt. I was laid off for two years and just going to school (the debt obviously accumulated) and I just started working again for less money. I have been late on all my payments ... Read More »

            I’m Buried in Student Loan Debt and not Even Finished with School. – Levi

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            Levi “Dear Steve, I am finishing school right now after taking a two year hiatus. The problem is that I already have 60k in student loan debt and I am going to be pushing 75k by the time I am done. With the current crisis in our economy noone is refinancing or taking on loan consolidations. What am I supposed ... Read More »

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