Why a Fresh Financial Start Makes Sense

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Does your debt make you feel stuck in a bad place in your life?

You can’t get ahead, no matter what you try.

You pour everything you’ve got into worrying about the bills, so there’s no energy left

Tuition-Free College Movement Gaining Ground

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President Obama announced that he’d like to see tuition-free community colleges. Senator Bernie Sanders, candidate for President, went so far as to introduce a bill that would eliminate undergraduate tuition altogether at all 4-year public colleges and universities.

Both

Department of Education Updates List of Troublesome Colleges

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The U.S. Department of Education has published their list of of schools facing extra scrutiny as of June 1, 2015, and it’s a good idea to check if yours is on the list.

A total of

Education Department To Screw Married Student Loan Borrowers With New Payment Options

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The U.S. Department of Education, as part of a continuing public relations effort to look like it’s trying to help federal student loan borrowers, on July 7, 2015 announced an enormous expansion of the highly-regarded

Untangling The Knot of Navient and Sallie Mae

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For millions of student loan borrowers, Sallie Mae is synonymous with educational finance. Now there’s a new name in town – Navient.

Founded in 1973, Sallie Mae (the nickname of The Student Loan Marketing Association) operated

Why Filing for Bankruptcy Isn’t Smart

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In over 19 years of being a bankruptcy lawyer I’ve heard – and been part of – both sides of the discussion about how smart it is to file for bankruptcy. After much consideration, I’ve

Student Loans, Debtfare and the Poverty Industry

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Susanne Soederberg, a professor of political studies and global development studies at Queen’s University in Canada, is calling for the student loan industry to be, “revealed, attacked, and uprooted.”

In her article on Dollars & Sense,

Student Debt Clock Shows Scary Growth In What We Owe

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There’s a new clock out there to obsess over – the student debt clock. It shows that we’re racking up more and more debt by the second – in fact, America’s student-loan debt is growing

Department of Education Announces Debt Relief For Corinthian Colleges Students

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In the wake of the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, tens of thousands of student loan borrowers have faced what can best be described as an uphill battle in their quest for student loan debt relief.

This

Texas Court Rules Against Borrower In Student Loan Bankruptcy Discharge Case

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Just because you list a student loan debt on your bankruptcy case doesn’t mean it’s wiped out once the case is over. You need to take additional action – but before that, you need to