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The New Grad’s Guide to Student Loan Debt

By Steven Shaw on 6/10/2015

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Finishing college is surely cause to celebrate — but it is also time for some hard realities to hit. Once you send in your last college assignment and get the perfect champagne-popping picture, your mind may start wandering to the future. No matter your post-grad plans, you will likely have to start working on paying back those pesky student loans. You may think you figured all this out freshman year, but check out the guide below to help transition from student to graduate (and debtor).

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Will Student Loan Forgiveness Hurt My Credit?

By Steven Shaw on 5/15/2015

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Last month, we heard from a reader who has been approved for student loan forgiveness but fears accepting it would damage the good credit he has worked hard to attain. He had tried to get answers but felt frustrated that he couldn’t seem to find out exactly how student loan forgiveness would be reported to the credit bureaus.

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What Happens If I Ignore My Student Loans?

By Steven Shaw on 6/5/2014

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By some estimates, nearly one in three student loan borrowers in repayment are behind on their payments. Some of those borrowers may be paying as much as they can, when they can, but others may feel their debt is hopeless and are taking the ostrich approach instead.

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CFPB to Regulate More Student Loan Servicers

By Steven Shaw on 12/3/2013

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has expanded its oversight of student loan servicers, the bureau announced today, and it will now supervise several nonbank servicers to ensure compliance with federal consumer financial laws.

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Should I Pay My Student Loans Faster or Save for Retirement?

By Steven Shaw on 9/12/2013

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For a young college graduate, saving for retirement likely isn’t the first thing on the financial priority list.

When the paycheck comes through, there are so many possibilities for it: rent for that first apartment, groceries, bills, social outings, wardrobe upgrades and, of course, student loans.

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