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Small Things You Can Do to Get Your Student Loans Under Control

Paying off student loans is a slog, and for many can feel like a never-ending financial black hole. While Congress doesn’t seem bothered by our collective $1.6 trillion (and ever growing) debt, and any possible relief seems a long way off, there are small things you can do to lessen your loan load.Read more… Continue […]

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Why You Should Make Student Loan Payments During Your Grace Period

When you graduate college (or drop to less than half-time status), you’re given a six-month grace period before you have to start repaying your loans. For many, it’s a godsend: You can hopefully find your financial footing before your first payment is due, lessening your money anxiety. But there’s a big reason you…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Decode Your Financial Aid Letters

Congrats, grad! If you’ve received a financial aid letter from a prospective undergraduate or graduate program, that means you filled out the FAFSA correctly—no easy feat—and you’re on your way to accomplishing your dreams. But before you sign on the dotted line, here’s what you need to know about those financial aid…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest Your Extra Money?

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Your Spouse’s Student Loans Affect You

Millennials are putting off marriage, have you heard? And while some talking heads would have you believe smart phones and video games are largely to blame, I’d posit it’s more likely a consequence of the combination of crushing student loan debt and low-paying jobs that has defined life for many people in Generation…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s What’s Going on With the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Yesterday we touched on basic qualifications for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and the need for more federal oversight of student loan servicing companies, but I received a number of questions on the general state of the program, like the following from chonkeyhong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Know If You Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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When to Count on Public Student Loan Forgiveness

Each Monday we’re tackling one of your pressing personal finance questions by asking a handful of money experts for their advice. If you have a general question or money concern, or just want to talk about something PeFi-related, leave it in the comments or email me at alicia.adamczyk@lifehacker.com.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Finally, Some Good News for Grads: Starting Salaries Are on the Rise

Headlines say the job market is improving, but it’s more likely that it’s just changing—the gig economy has saved workers from unemployment, but it’s also kept a lot of them from earning a full-time wage. Speaking of which, wage growth is in the toilet. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. There’s good news for […]

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