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Weekly Roundup: 7 First-Rate Stories You Missed This Week

With life’s busy schedule, it’s hard for most of us to dig through all of the information thrown our way. Each week we scour the media universe to find the most interesting and helpful articles, so you don’t have to. Take a look at what we’re reading this week. 7 things I always buy at …

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Ways to Pay Student Loans

6 Ways to Pay Student Loans That Will Also Save You Money

Student loans are meant to be helpful: You borrow money to access higher education, and that can lead to better job opportunities, which in turn gives you more earning power. But of course, it’s possible to run into problems when you pay back the student loans. In addition to the sum you borrowed, you will …

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using savings bonds to pay student loans

Can You Use Series EE Savings Bonds to Repay Student Loans?

Do you have any savings bonds? Those old paper bonds that some of our grandparents got us when we were born to help pay for college could be worth big bucks today. If you’re in college or plan to go to graduate school, you can use those savings bonds for education to avoid taking out …

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Student Loan News: Lawmakers Sweat CFPB; Taylor Swift Helps a Fan

Welcome to Student Loan News, a weekly summary of developments and events affecting college debt in the U.S. Join us each Friday for a look at goings-on that could impact your own student loan situation. House leaders want answers from CFPB, Dept. of Education A trio of House committee chairs have fired off letters to …

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"Luxury" apartments for college students: How are the kids paying the rent?

Bloomberg Businessweek carried a story recently about the emergence of luxury housing for college students. In recent years, real estate developers have been building “amenity-rich luxury apartments” near universities. These new apartment complexes are very attractive to students, especially when compared to the often run-down dormitories that the universities operate. But these so-called luxury apartments are …

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Student Loans in Different Countries

As the election season spurs discussion of America’s student loan crisis, we might look beyond our politicians for answers. Instead, we could look at the handling of student loans in different countries, especially student loans in Europe and some of the Commonwealth nations. For instance, did you know that borrowers in Canada and England don’t …

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How This Math Teacher and His Wife Paid Off Student Loans With Help from Fantasy Sports Winnings

For every household with a “man cave”, a cable package and an obsessive fascination with touchdowns, home runs and three-pointers, there’s typically a partner with mounting frustration. But imagine if the all-consuming sports habit helped end the family’s student loan debt. Meet the Johnsons. Nick and Elizabeth were staring at nine federal student loans soon …

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Study: Undergrad Student Loan Borrowing Down More Than $15 Billion in 5 Years

With tuition costs rising year after year, you might think undergrad student loan borrowing would be rising along with it. But according to a new Student Loan Hero study, students today aren’t taking out as many federal student loans — which account for about 85% of all student loans — as they were five years …

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Mass Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: Would They Work? 4 Experts Weigh In

If you’ve got a lot of student loan debt, you’ve probably dreamed about mass forgiveness of all student loans. And that dream has never felt so close, since Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have each proposed a mass cancellation of America’s student loan debt. Warren was the first to unveil her …

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