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Six Tips to Repay Student Loans

Use these six tips to repay your student loans. They address issues that recently surfaced about student loan servicers. The lawsuit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau against Navient, a large student loan servicer, highligted several features that federal student loan borrowers should know. Navient’s response to the CFPB’s lawsuit tellingly says they have absolutely […]

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Obama Improves Personal Finance Decision-Making

Just a week after President Obama’s first Inaugural I started my financial planning practice. Since then, new tools and consumer-friendly policies have offered Americans meaningful opportunities to improve their personal finance decision-making. I’ve seen firsthand how these Obama Administration policies have helped clients with four critical financial challenges: investing for retirement, repaying student loans, buying […]

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How to Repay and Forgive Student Loans

Direct Student Loan borrowers now have more flexibility to repay, and ultimately to have forgiven, their student loans. The Obama Administration recently finalized a new income-driven student loan repayment plan, called Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE). The rules allow all Direct Student Loan borrowers to be eligible for the repayment plan, provide an upper […]

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Proposed Student Loan Repayment Rules to Help More Borrowers

Newly proposed student loan repayment rules could help more borrowers better manage their student loans. The Obama Administration has proposed to offer a new income-driven student loan repayment plan, called Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE). The proposed rules seek to allow more borrowers to be eligible for the repayment plan, provide an upper limit […]

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Tips to Pay Off Student Loans Smartly

Repaying your student loans smartly can save money over the long term and increase your credit score.  Remember:  your federal and private student loans generally cannot be canceled or discharged in bankruptcy because you didn’t get the education or job you expected, or because you didn’t complete your education.  So it makes sense to come up […]

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