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What the 2016 Democratic Party Platform Says About Student Loans

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The 2016 Democratic Party's draft platform has some major wins for those struggling with student loan debt. Whether you end up supporting the Democrats or Republicans in the 2016 presidential election, it's useful to know

Here’s When You Shouldn’t File for Bankruptcy to Discharge Your Student Loans

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Contrary to news reports, there are times when you can wipe out student loans in a bankruptcy case. To do so, you're required to not only file for bankruptcy but also to file a separate

Why You Should Always File Your Tax Returns Before Bankruptcy

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A few years ago I had a client who needed to file for bankruptcy. He was a talented musician who'd had a few good years but when tastes in music shifted he was left behind.

The Bible on Debt and The Morality of Bankruptcy

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Let’s talk about the morality of being in - and being unable to get out of - debt. There's no clause in a credit card contract that speaks to morality or ethics. There are bad people

4 Surprising Changes You’ll See After Bankruptcy

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What does life feel like after bankruptcy? When you file for bankruptcy, it's usually because there's no better option for you to get your finances under control. Your credit's shot, your phone's ringing off the

The Inside Scoop on Your Credit Report

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You've been told time and time again the your credit report is an important part of your financial life. You're bombarded with messages telling you to check your credit report regularly so you can be

Corinthian Found Guilty of Deceiving Students, Paving the Way for Loan Forgiveness

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Judge Gary Feinerman of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday ordered Corinthian Colleges to pay $531 million to former students of Everest, WyoTech and Heald for deceiving students about potential career

The Ultimate Guide to The Bankruptcy Discharge

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When you're in debt, the last thing you want to do is file for bankruptcy. Between the costs and the general stress of having to confront the stunning realization that you've got nowhere left to

How to Get the Federal Government to Pay Your Student Loans

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You've heard about certain jobs that allow you to qualify for student loan forgiveness after a period of repayment. But how about just having the federal government pay your federal student loans for you? No

Get Organized To Keep on Top of Student Loan Payments

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  People have no idea how much they owe on their student loans, and that's a major reason why default rates as so high. A December 2014 study released by the Brown Center on Education Policy

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