Having trouble repaying your student loans? Here’s how you can tell if student loan forbearance is a solid relief option for you.
You want to better yourself; you want a higher paying job; you simply want to do something different. But then life hits you: you have a family emergency and can’t finish school. Or maybe your current path of studying wasn’t the right fit for you. Or even worse, maybe you got sick… The sad truth […]
I was reading an article yesterday about how 13% of student loan borrowers don’t even consider their student loans to be debt. Crazy? Well, if that didn’t surprise you, it probably also doesn’t surprise you that 13% of all student loans are in default. That means people are not paying their student loans. That works […]
Higher education is expensive. Tuition and room and board at public universities across the U.S. have increased by 40 percent during the 2011–2012 academic year alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to higher education, and with a little careful planning you can choose the right path for you and […]
Last year, I helped answer a reader’s question about applying for a mortgage while on Income Based Repayment. However, over the last several months, I’ve been getting bombarded with questions about how student loan debt impacts your ability to get a mortgage. Maybe it’s because the housing market is improving, or maybe it’s because people […]