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So what happens when you stop paying back student loans? The US government can step in to ensure your financial options are very limited.
A 30-something with six-figure debt decided to channel his anger toward paying off the loan he disliked the most. Within five years, he was debt-free.
Going to grad school was the best thing I’ve ever done for my money, but taking out $33,000 of loans to do it was the worst
Grad school was worth it in the end, but financially, I did just about everything wrong ... starting from day one.
Credit card minimums are not your friend, and other sage wisdom for all the 20-year-olds in your life.
Black students are more likely to take on debt, and graduates are nearly five times as likely to default on loans than their white peers.
When you pay off an older loan and the account closes, the average age of your active accounts can drop, which can make your credit score go down.
Student loans have a far reaching impact, from immediate impacts on spending to future credit implications. Here's what two surveys have found.
I’m still paying off $33,000 in grad school loans 7 years later, but I consider my degree to be the best thing I’ve ever done with my mone...
I earned my master's degree seven years ago, and despite the fact that I'm still paying off my student loans, I don't regret going back to school.
A JPMorgan Chase report also found that student-loan debt disproportionately affects young borrowers and low-income families.
South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are the worst states for student loan debt, according to personal finance website WalletHub.