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Student loan debt is often the bane of a young professional’s existence. An extremely competitive job market and an ailing economy make graduate and post-graduate degrees necessities but  the debt we incur while getting our educations puts us in the financial hole for years after our...

Financial Advice for...

If you or your child has just graduated from college, your number one goal may be getting a j-o-b. Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done, with unemployment rate around 9% and even higher–a staggering 16%–for African-Americans. Still, there are many steps recent college...

10 Twitter Accounts ...

The Twitterverse is a well-known playground of sorts for college-bound students and current high schoolers. Many teens, who might typically flock to social media to escape from the stress associated with college planning, can now utilize the site to assist with Advanced Placement exam prep,...

Economista: Micro-lo...

Yes, even I am haunted by the wretched specter of student loan debt. While I was fortunate enough to ensure my nearly $20,000 in student loans were all from the government, I have many friends who aren’t nearly as fortunate. If you’ve followed my blog you know I’m on a mission to help...

Dealing With Debt: M...

It’s that time of year. School bells are ringing, students are packing up and heading to bite-sized dorm rooms and searching for discounted text books. They may also be trying to figure out how to dodge mounting student loan debt. In an extension of How to Pay for Grad School and Alternative...

A Life Raft for Stud...

If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, student loan payments can feel like a weight on your chest. Thankfully, there might be help on the way.  In response to the squeeze the ailing economy has put on the middle class, President Obama announced initiatives to help alleviate the pain....

Relief for Student L...

College graduates facing mounting student loan debt may find relief in the new Income-Based Repayment plan that took effect Wednesday. Designed to take into account monthly income and family size, graduates with outstanding federal loans can see their minimum payments cut to less than 10% of...