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Action 9: Be careful of companies promising to trim student loans
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Be careful of companies promising to help you trim your student loans.   One even emailed Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke, offering to help him with his college or law school loans he paid off years ago.   The email came to him, saying he "may be eligible for ... a new loan forgiveness program."  It also said he could "lower ... [his] student loans today."    So he looked into the company ...
 
3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans
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Student loans can be a necessity. In my case, I thought I needed a loan, but in hindsight I see that I didn't. Here's what I wish I knew before I borrowed.
 
7 ways to stop student loans from ruining your life
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It's not surprising that 7 million students in the U.S. defaulted on their college loans during the third quarter of 2014, according to the Department of Education. The average amount of loan default per borrower: $14,014.
 
Is Federal Student Loan Consolidation Right for You?
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If you took out student loans during most of your college career, odds are you ended up (or will end up) with a bunch of individual loans. This could cause lots of confusion, involving everything from your
 
These Public Colleges Spit Out Grads With the Most Student Loan Debt
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Some public colleges have students leaving with debt that is much higher than average. Here are 20 where new grads typically face some of the biggest debts.
 
Tips for young investors facing financial pitfalls
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The ways in which newly employed young people can get into financial trouble are legion. Luckily, financial advisors have tips for young investors.
 
Financial tips for young investors
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Newly employed young people can get into financial trouble fast. Here are some tips for the youngest investors.
 
The Student Loan Fairytale: We Don't Live Happily Ever After
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Some experts proclaim that today's student debtors are no worse off than their predecessors were. Unfortunately, the story they're telling is a fairytale.
 
This Could Be Your Last Shot to Refinance a Mortgage
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After the Fed’s announcement Wednesday that it would end its historic $3 trillion bond-buying program, mortgage rates predictably began to rise. You might consider instead a 15-year loan, which has a lower rate and higher monthly payments but will have you owning your house outright much sooner.  “Think about you particular situation not just now, but five, ten, twenty years from now,” said ...
 
European Stress Test Unlikely to Catalyze Mergers Among German Banks
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The European Central Bank's health checks on euro-area lenders may provide a short-term boost for Deutsche Bank AG and Commerzbank AG. They may also remove an immediate incentive for Germany to consolidate its patchwork of co-operative and local savings banks. The only one of 24 German banks scrutinized in the ECB's asset quality review and stress test to fail -- Muenchener Hypothekenbank eG ...