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Beware letters claiming quick, easy debt relief

Susan Ladika

They’re some of the strangest letters I’ve ever received – letters from two unnamed companies claiming they can slash my supposed debt by up to two-thirds. But it’s anyone’s guess who these companies are, and what they really do. Neither…
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College students: Prepare your credit for graduation

Sienna Kossman

Graduating from college can be an exciting, but scary milestone for young adults, especially for those still learning how to manage money and credit. I remember my pre- and post-graduation emotional highs and lows like it was yesterday. My “little”…
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Private student loan lenders to offer more flexible repayment options

Sienna Kossman

For private student loan borrowers facing high, inflexible monthly payments in times of unemployment or other financial hardships, relief may be on the way.
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Do your homework on income-based student loan plans

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re a recent grad with more debt than you can manage, you may be eligible for federal loan assistance that caps your monthly payments based on how much you take in. But, one more time, do your homework. New research makes a persuasive argument that choosing between repayment plans, like choosing between colleges, can have a significant and long-lasting impact on graduates’ financial lives.
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Consumer groups eye student debt ‘relief’ industry

Kelly Dilworth

State and federal consumer protection groups may be getting ready to crack down on deceptive companies that promise to help relieve recent grads of their student loan debt, but do little to earn their hefty fees.
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