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Recent College Grads Have Choices When Bills Start to Arrive

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS THE end of the year brings the holiday season, but for many recent college graduates, it is also the start of payback time. Students who graduated from college in the spring — and who … Continue reading

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How Refinancing Your Mortgage Can Pay Off Your Student Loan

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS A new home-loan refinance program allows borrowers to swap student loans for mortgage debt at today’s low interest rates. But the move could carry risks for some borrowers. The cash-out refinance program — called … Continue reading

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I’m 29 and I never learned how money works. It’s time to fix that.

This article is part of a series aimed at helping you navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. What else should we write about? Contact us: smarterliving@nytimes.com. So here’s a mildly embarrassing personal truth I will admit: I’m 29 and I have … Continue reading

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How to Dig Out of Federal Student Loan Default

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS THE main option for getting federal student loans out of default is so flawed that borrowers who do manage to get back on track often end up defaulting again, a new report finds. An … Continue reading

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Understanding the Terms of Your Student Loans

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS As student debt for new graduates continues to climb, borrowers need to pay close attention to the type and the terms of the loans they seek, even if the loans come from state programs, … Continue reading

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Why Millennials Are in No Hurry to Take On Debt

Kids these days: They just aren’t pulling out the plastic like they did in the past. Data from the Federal Reserve indicates that the percentage of Americans under 35 who hold credit card debt has fallen to its lowest level … Continue reading

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The Big Pause You Should Take Before Co-Signing a Student Loan

Your Money By RON LIEBER So someone has asked you to co-sign for a student loan. Chances are, it’s your child or grandchild, or perhaps a niece or nephew. You have unrelenting faith in this teenage freshman, or near certainty … Continue reading

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Bill Ackman Makes New Herbalife Claims, Calls Student Loans A Bubble Worry

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman on Monday laid new siege against Herbalife Herbalife, alleging that top brass at the supplements seller are hiring their own defense counsel as regulators continue to scrutinize the company, which he calls a pyramid … Continue reading

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Q&A: 'Corinthian 100' strikers put spotlight on Education Department's loan discharge policies

By Kimberly Hefling And Jeff Horwitz, The Associated Press WASHINGTON – Students from the troubled Corinthian Colleges are getting support from state attorneys general and U.S. senators in their quest to have their federal student loans forgiven. The question is … Continue reading

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Q&A: Should the Education Department discharge loans?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students from the troubled Corinthian Colleges are getting support from state attorneys general and U.S. senators in their quest to have their federal student loans forgiven. The question is what comes next. Discharging the debt of all … Continue reading

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