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Sen. Rand Paul unveils plan for people to pay off student loans by dipping into their retirement savings

Paul's bill would allow people to draw from their 401k to pay down student debt, but some experts said it'd be harder to save up for retirement.

Congress told 80,000 firefighters and teachers it would forgive their student loans. Over 10 years later, a tangle of mismanagement has kept them from...

Congress created the program to encourage graduates to go into low-paid but necessary jobs, such as teaching and law enforcement.
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8 things I wish I could tell my 17-year-old self about student loans

It's been 10 years since the author graduated, and she still has almost $40,000 in student loan debt to pay off.

No matter how urgent student loans seem, there’s a good argument not to put retirement savings on pause while you pay

As student loans become a bigger problem for young Americans, it's important to both save for retirement and pay off student loans at the same time.

I refinanced my student loans to get my cosigner off, and it healed our damaged relationship

Ten years after co-signing an $18,000 student loan, the author's aunt wanted off — she had her own kids to put through college.

Refinancing your student loans with Earnest can help you pay them back on a timeline that works for you

Whether you need five years or 20 to pay off your student loans, Earnest can help you find a monthly payment amount that makes sense for your budget.

It took me almost a decade to pay off $8,000 of student loan debt, but after refinancing I can’t believe how fast it’s going down

The author graduated with $65,000 in private student loans and was drowning in interest after 10 years of payments.
It's a good time to be strategic about paying off debt.

4 things to do with your money now, while interest rates are low

To take advantage of the low Fed funds rate, now is a good time to consider consolidating credit-card debt and refinancing student loans.

Canceling student-loan debt could have limited positive impact and introduce ‘moral hazard’ that would make the situation worse, MoodyR...

If student loan debt were canceled, "the magnitude of the stimulus would depend on the size of the debt relief and income level of the beneficiaries."
Just 14% of people in relationships report having the same debt and equal amounts of money as their partner when they started dating.

Earning much more or less than your partner can make you resentful or guilty, but for most Americans it’s the norm

Many people in relationships report a financial imbalance before dating. And for some couples, that could be a big point of contention.