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Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the U.S.

It took nearly a decade, but debt has made a comeback. Americans have now borrowed more money than they did at the height of the credit bubble in 2008, just as the global financial system began to fall apart. The … Continue reading

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Tool to Aid Student Loan Borrowers Will Come Back Online Soon

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Student loan borrowers seeking flexible repayment plans have been cut off from a helpful online tool for more than two months because of a security breach, but it is scheduled to be back and … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Time to Trade Your Student Debt for Home Debt

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Fannie Mae, the government-controlled mortgage giant, is taking steps to make it easier for millions of student loan borrowers to own a home or refinance a mortgage. Student debt has become an increasing concern, … Continue reading

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Lapsed Student Loan Payments May Cost You a Tax Refund

Your Money Adviser By ANN CARRNS Borrowers who have stopped repaying their federal student loans may get an unwelcome surprise during tax season: The refunds they were expecting may be withheld by Uncle Sam. In what is called a tax … Continue reading

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Haunted by Student Debt Past Age 50

The experience of being crushed by student debt is no longer limited to the young. New federal data shows millions of Americans who are retired or nearing retirement face this burden, as well as the possibility of having their Social … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Avoiding the Worst Student Loan Repayment Traps

Your Money By RON LIEBER Whether or not you believe the allegations, the jaw-dropping dossier of sins that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accuses the nation’s largest student loan servicer of committing is useful for two crucial reasons. First, it’s … Continue reading

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Student Loan Suit Is Bold Gambit on Eve of Trump Presidency

Breakingviews By TOM BUERKLE Ballooning student debt has been increasingly compared to subprime mortgages. That helps explain why the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just ripped a page out of the crisis playbook and accused the loan servicer Navient of cheating … 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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