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10 Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund Out of Thin Air

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DRB vs. Lendkey Student Loan Consolidation Comparison

By |November 7th, 2015|Consolidation, Federal Loans, Student Loans, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DRB vs. Lendkey Student Loan Consolidation Comparison

What’s Your Return on Investment?

Why did you choose the field of study that you are in? Did you choose it because you really like the field or because you were expecting to make a lot of money? Well you should know that a lot of different careers are actually going to take you several years to make any money [...]

By |November 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s Your Return on Investment?

Financial Aid for Students with Learning Disabilities

Students who have learning disabilities are perfectly capable of learning, they just learn in different ways, and this often takes them longer. In the years from Kindergarten to Grade 12, there is more time allowed to them and often more support given. Once students reach the post-secondary level, things change. They are expected to keep up and are not validated for the extra work they have to do just to stay level. The work of college begins before college begins. Even before you have graduated from high-school, you begin planning your college career. Once you choose a school and get accepted, you still have to figure out how to pay the expenses. College is rewarding, but not cheap. Now you are no longer applying to schools; now you are applying for financial aid. […]

By |February 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Steps to Determine How Much You Should Borrow for College

The value of a college degree continues to rise in today’s economy. Unfortunately, the cost of a college education continues to rise as well.  Many students turn to student loans to cover the cost of their education. “Taking out a loan to pay for your education is an investment in yourself and your future,” says Suzanna de Baca, vice president of wealth strategies at Ameriprise Financial. “At the highest level, it's a very positive use of debt. But like any debt, you do want to make sure you are not taking out an excessive amount, and that you will have the ability to repay it.” […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Best Freshman Advice Blogs of 2013-2014 School Year

Freshman year is full of new experiences. Learning the ropes and adapting to a new set of social and academic rules and customs can be a bit daunting.  Fortunately there is a lot of advice and guidance available. Academic Blogs College Thrive – One thing you can count on, you will write and write and write. This blog offers excellent writing guidance.  The blog covers everything from freshman papers to speech writing to dissertations.  The blog also offers study and research guidelines. […]

By |December 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to find student loan relief

Your student loans are overwhelming, your paycheck does not go as far as you had planned, you lost your job, or you cannot find one, but your obligation does not go away. You need some relief. Where can you find it? While your loan is never forgiven, you can find some relief. It takes perseverance, hard work, and some dedication to apply, but it is possible. […]

By |October 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Save On Your Education: Consolidate Student Loans For The Lowest Rates

Given the high cost of tuition these days, students commonly combine several kinds of federal-only or federal-and-private loans to come up with a way to cover all of their educational costs. Since interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in decades, it could be a smart move for a student, parent or recent graduate to consolidate all of his or her loans for the lowest rates. […]

By |September 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Give Money Away: Shop Around For Student Loans

If you're looking for ways to finance your graduate or undergraduate education, it pays to shop around for student loans. There are so many different kinds available to everyone in various situations – there's no excuse for paying too much money or getting the wrong loan! The best place to start is with Federal loans. Almost all students are eligible to receive some form of Federal aid, regardless of credit rating or their family’s financial circumstances. The loan amounts can be fairly modest, but they are invaluable for supplementing grants, scholarships or contributions made by another party or your own wallet. And, they offer a grace period of six months after graduation in most cases, and sometimes loans without interest accrual during school can be made to those with greater financial needs. […]

By |July 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student Loan News – June 7, 2013

  Here are the best articles from around the web this week talking about student loans… For the week ending Friday June 7, 2013 Student Loan News: 1. How Student Loans are Suffocating the Middle Class:  Most economists agree that a thriving middle class is key to a flourishing economy and while there have been steady economic improvements over the last year that hint at a sustainable recovery, one critical barrier remains: massive student loans. In fact, student loan debt is counter-intuitive to economic growth via the middle class, says Mark Kantrowitz, founder of FinAid.org. “If you are spending money on loans, you aren't spending as much cash on homes, cars, clothes or food.” And that’s bad news for the economy since consumer spending makes up three-quarter of gross domestic product. Learn more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/06/04/college-loans-hurting-middle-class/ […]

By |June 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments