Author: Andrew Pentis

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More than 1/3 of student loan borrowers don’t have enough to eat

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If borrowers were challenged to repay student loan debt before the coronavirus struck, you can imagine their plight in the pandemic’s wake. Due to preexisting challenges …

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Here’s where people are best at paying their student loans

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A perfect payment history on a student loan is a powerful thing. It could help you qualify for cosigner release with your private lender. Better yet, …

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5 jobs that pay well & don’t require a 4-year degree

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Earnings for employees with only an associate’s degree are 28% — or $336 a week — less than what a typical bachelor’s degree holder makes, according …

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71 colleges with ‘no student loan’ policies

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Cracking open an acceptance letter isn’t the only crucial moment of your summer before college. Decoding your award letter is just as significant. After all, what good is …

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How long should you keep your student loan records & paperwork?

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Seeking, borrowing and repaying student loans seem to involve reams of paperwork with piles of forms and files, almost as if you were starting a new job. …

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How to use a home insurance payout to repay student loans

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Eiman Jahangir never imagined cashing in on his homeowners insurance policy. Still, he acknowledged, “Everyone says to insure for the worst.” Then it happened, the destructive …

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5 reasons to worry about your income more than your budget

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When estimating how much you should put toward your student loan payments, a credit counselor might tell you to aim for 8% of your monthly gross …

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5 easy steps to raise your credit scores up to 200 points

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An increase of 114 points in a single month. That’s the fastest credit score jump that Nathalie Noisette has seen in working with hundreds of credit-weary …

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Student loan counselors: Who they are & how they can help

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Let’s get one thing straight: There are all sorts of reasons why you shouldn’t hire a student loan counselor, at least not right away. For one thing, …

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6 people to ask for advice on your student loan repayments

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Whether you feel buried by your student loan debt or merely have pressing questions, it’s always wise to ask for help. However, with friends sometimes giving …

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Why you should stay in college, even if you’re a future CEO

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Looking back on his college experience, Andrew Josuweit remains conflicted. Why pay to learn, he still wonders, when you could just as easily be paid to …