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Melanie Lockert.

6 strategies I used to pay off $81,000 in student loans

After years of paying the minimum on her student loans, she decided to get serious about paying off her debt, and implemented the debt avalanche.
Smith gave the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2019.

A look at the life of Robert F. Smith, the billionaire investor paying off student loans who owns homes in Malibu and NYC, and married a former Playbo...

Robert F. Smith is the CEO of Vista Equity Partners. His grant to the class of 2019 at Morehouse College is reportedly estimated at $40 million.

A billionaire’s surprise vow to pay Morehouse graduates’ loans is part of the newest trend in the student-debt crisis

Robert F. Smith surprised this year's Morehouse College grads by promising to pay off their student debt. He is not the first billionaire to do this.
Claire O'Berry with her husband, Terry

68 and $79,000 in the hole: Here’s what life is like for 4 senior citizens who are still paying off college loans

Four senior citizens spoke to INSIDER about still having college debt into old age.
For anyone looking to pay off student loans faster, there's at least one clear solution.

Here’s exactly how much time and money you can shave off your student loans by paying $100 more each month

You can pay off student loans faster and save money on interest by increasing your monthly payment by as little as $100.
Lauren and Josh Hastings, pictured, combined their debt before they got married.

How combining finances is helping this couple pay off nearly $300,000 in debt

That debt was initially "a source of friction" in Josh and Lauren Hastings' relationship, but now they work as a team to pay it off.

Elizabeth Warren just vowed to scrap student-loan debt for 42 million Americans

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic presidential candidate who had already proposed making college free, just vowed to scrap student-loan debt.
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 29: Jeff Linforth stands at the Chicago Board of Trade signal offers in the Standard & Poors stock index futures pit near the open of trading September 29, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Stocks fell at the open as traders waited for Congress to vote on the $700 billion plan to rescue troubled financial companies. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Millennials are worried that a stock-market crash could derail the US economy

US millennials see a stock-market crash as a key risk to the economy while Older Americans are more concerned about terrorism and geopolitical events.
Credit scores can drop for a number of surprising reasons.

4 credit score horror stories that could happen to anyone

From unpaid bills to misplaced mail, people shared with INSIDER the stories that made their credit scores drop.
Wondering how to pay back student loans? It's not impossible. (The author is not pictured.)

I paid off $40,000 of student loans in 2 years thanks to 3 smart habits

By putting every spare dollar toward his student loan debt, he was able to pay back his student loans about two years after graduation day.