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Private Student Loan Lenders Get Flexible With Repayment

Two of the biggest private student loan lenders are getting more flexible with borrowers in distress. Wells Fargo and Discover are both starting to work with borrowers who have had life circumstances and suddenly can't make payments. Both are phasing in new programs for those who are 3 to 4 ...

 

Top 10 Hot Jobs and Top 20 Best-Paying College Majors

So many people have been unemployed or underemployed over the last 7 years. At a time when it seems the doors are closed, where is the opportunity? I've talked pretty extensively in the past about the geography of opportunity. Thanks to an energy boom, the prospects for employment are rosy ...

 

Reduce College Costs With 3-Year Degrees

When we think of college, we typically think of a traditional 4-year experience or even longer. But by cramming an education into 3 years, you can actually save a bundle by eliminating the cost of housing, meals, and transportation for a fourth year. How much can you save with a ...

 

Military Warned To Stay Away From For-Profit Colleges

Military personnel seeking a college education after they serve their country are getting ripped off by recruiters at for-profits colleges. While there are new rules in place to protect them, I'm recommending you take one additional step to safeguard yourself or your loved one in the military. Beware of for-profit ...

Save Money on Your College Degree

Getting a college degree doesn't have to break the bank. Here's a new way for you to cut the cost in half and still get the degree you want from a traditional 4-year college. First off though, there's been a lot of negative press about the value of a college ...

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Avoid this hidden pitfall in a 529 plan

Grandparents who think they're doing a grandchild a favor by saving for their college in a 529 plan could actually be hurting the child's future financial aid. Here's a tip to avoid this gotcha!

International Universities Offer Free Tuition to Americans!

If the cost of college is a bridge too far for you, here's an outside the box kind of idea that might help you get the degree you're seeking. Go to college for free -- overseas! Nine different countries offer free tuition to U.S. citizens just as they do to ...

Student Loan Guide

Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. If you already have student loans, you'll probably want to jump my very popular section on student loan forgiveness and affordable ...

New Ways To Refinance Private Student Loans

The private student loan market is opening up with the first real chance of offering refinances, or consolidation as it's commonly called, that I've seen in about 10 years. 3 ways to refinance private student loans Earlier this year, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported a company called Charter One has ...

The Danger of Grandparents Owning a 529 Plan

529 plans are the best way to save money tax-free and spend money tax-free on a child's college education. But these state-sponsored plans are now delivering an unexpected curveball that you need to know about. Here's why it's dangerous when a grandparent owns a 529 plan In many families, grandparents ...

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