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Loans That Linger: The Effects of Student Debt Decades Later

There's no such thing as a free lunch—especially when it comes to college debt. How loans are affecting defaulters in retirement.

How Much Are You Sacrificing to Pay Down Your Student Loans?

The New York Times broke down the long-term impact of paying off college debt over saving—and the results might surprise you.

Americans Get Deeper in the Red

A new survey finds that 1 in 4 citizens owe more in credit card debt than they have in savings. What's putting them in the hole?

How Much Debt Is Too Much?

It isn't just about the total dollar figure. Several others signs can also signal that your debt is getting out of control.

There's New Help for Student Loan Borrowers

The Education Department has created rules that will make some federal loan payments more affordable—and help those in default.

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9 Mistakes Not to Make With 529 Savings Plans

Need to save for college, but not quite sure how? These pitfalls should be on your radar.

8 Debt Collection Mistakes Not to Make

Getting calls from collection agencies? Learn what your rights are and what you shouldn't do.

Common Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you're planning on taking out loans, you're in school or your payments are about to kick in, we've got the mistakes that will cost you money and cause you grief.



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Trying to pay off debt can be overwhelming, but becoming debt-free is doable. We show you how to do it step-by-step.


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