student loans

Put Off Saving for Retirement

With this plan, your retirement will be just as secure, and your first few years will be a lot more comfortable.

The Worst Investments You Can Make

If your idea of investing is ensuring that you'll never see your money again, then we have some great investment suggestions for you.

Best Money Tips: Combat Student Loan Debt

Today we found some great articles on how to combat student loan debt, things to consider when signing up for a loyalty program, and ways to save on gas.

Student Loans: How to Make Post-College Decisions

Making decisions about student loans doesn’t have to be difficult. But it should be personalized.

Share Your Thoughts: Consolidating Student Loans

What should one reader do to consolidate his student loan payments?

Federal Stafford Loans

The federal government has established a student loan program to enable more students to obtain a college education. They come in two forms: subsidized and unsubsidized.

Federal Perkins Loans

Where a Stafford Loan or Parent PLUS Loan is available to just about any college student, a Federal Perkins Loan is only available to students who can expect only a minimal level o

Parent PLUS Loans

Parents can take out low-interest loans in order to help their children pay for school. With a Parent PLUS loan, parents can borrow directly from the federal government and receive

Federal Student Loans

Depending on the type of help you need with paying for college, knowing the differences between government financial aid programs can make a big difference in finding a loan that r

College Financial Aid Options

By understanding the different types of financial aid available to college students, parents and students can determine the best types of aid for their situation.

New Income Based Federal Student Loans Repayment Plan - Can You Benefit?

This month a new repayment plan for federal student loans is going into effect that allows borrowers to base their monthly payments on their income after graduation. Here are some

7 Great Jobs that Offer College Loan Forgiveness

Paying for a college education can last up to 20 years post-graduation. These seven careers are not only growing in opportunity, but they can som

To FAFSA or Not to FAFSA: A Former Student's View of Student Loans

It's getting to be that kind of year again--the time when you anticipate filling out your tax returns, sighing with relief, and then realizing that you're not finished with

Can you talk to your friends about debt?

Can you talk to your friends about your debt? Can you talk to your friends about their debt?

Stopping the Student-Loan Debt Stress

Is your student-loan debt causing stress, influencing you to make financial decisions that are not necessarily in your best long-term interests, and delaying your entry into what your parents may perceive as adulthood? If so, you aren’t alone. [more]