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America Can Fix Its Student Loan Crisis. Just Ask Australia.

Economic View By SUSAN DYNARSKI Americans owe $1.3 trillion in student loans. More than seven million borrowers are in default, and millions more are behind on their payments. Borrowing for college is common across the globe. Even in Sweden, where … Continue reading

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From Fallen Presidential Candidates, Bold Money Ideas Worth Another Look

Your Money By RON LIEBER Welcome to the season of the big, political personal finance promises. On one side, we have Hillary Clinton, dangling the prospect of a tuition-free education at an in-state public college or university for the majority … Continue reading

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Rates on Federal Student Loans Are Falling

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS COLLEGE students will get a bit of a break for the coming academic year: Interest rates on new federal student loans they take out are dropping. As of next Friday, the rate on direct … Continue reading

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Thinking About Co-Signing a Loan? Proceed With Caution

June 8, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Parents and family members may think they are simply lending a helping hand by co-signing a car loan or credit card application for a child. But they are, in effect, agreeing … Continue reading

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F.C.C. Aims to Stop Rise in Robocalls to Those With Student Loans

May 13, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS A NEW law has opened the door for loan servicers and debt collectors to increase automated calls and texts to cellphones, including those of the millions of student loan borrowers struggling … Continue reading

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Trying to Simplify Choices in Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans

May 4, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Any student loan borrower who has tried to decipher which repayment plan works best knows that the process can be daunting. The federal government offers multiple repayment plans for student loans, … Continue reading

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Sallie Mae Now Offers Education Loans to Parents

April 29, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS SALLIE MAE this week became the latest lender to make private loans available to parents who want to help pay for their child’s higher education. Sallie Mae, the largest private student … Continue reading

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Fraudulent Student Debt Relief Firm Shut Down by Consumer Bureau

April 1, 2016 Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS THE last thing that borrowers struggling with student debt need is to pay for something they could get free. But that has happened to borrowers who have been misled by shady … Continue reading

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Navigating the Thickets of Student Loan Counseling

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What to Do When It’s Time to Pay for All That Knowledge

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