student loans

How One Couple Paid Off $147k of Debt (Even While Unemployed)

Get inspired to eliminate your debt with the story of one couple who stopped borrowing, retired $147,000 in debt, and started living life on their own terms.

How One College Graduate Paid Off $28,000 in Three Years on a $30K Salary

Yes, you can pay off your student loans — or any other big debts. Learn how one saver is repaying $28,000 in student loans in just three years.

How One Young Entrepreneur Paid Off $40,000 in Student Debt By Age 24

How much is a side gig worth? For one enterprising recent grad, it was worth $40,000, plus interest, and no more debt.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Deal With Student Loan Debt

Today we found some awesome articles on dealing with student loan debt, feeling less stress, and money moves for the fall.

A Better Way to Rank America's Colleges

How should an American University be judged? By how well it serves the public good in three fundamental ways.

Depressed? It Could Be Your Debt

If you're depressed and anxious, or your physical health is poor, a new study says it might closely be related to your debt.

College Without Loans: Where to Find Scholarships

Applying for scholarships is a great way to pay less for college. Check out these tips for finding excellent scholarship opportunities.

Coming to Terms With Your Long-Term Debt

If you're in debt, you're not alone. Millions of people are struggling with payments, but coming to terms with your long-term debt might be the key to paying it off.

Best Money Tips: Pay Off Student Loans Now

Today we found some fantastic articles on paying off student loans, personalizing your office space, and questions to ask before you quit your job.

Cancel Student Loans to Save — and Receive an Interest-Free 120-Day Loan

What's an easy way to have less debt? Return money you don't need. In federal loan lingo, it's called "canceling" your loan, and it can save you a lot.

How to Not Be a Debt Slave

Getting into debt is easy — even recommended. Getting out of it — or avoiding it — is much more difficult. But it can be done.

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