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How Much Student Loan Debt Is Too Much? Here’s a Formula to Figure it Out

By Steven Shaw on 5/6/2016

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Much has been made of the student loan problem. While you’d be hard pressed to find disagreement that it’s an issue, there is plenty of disagreement about how bad things really are. On the one hand, it’s easy to find stories chronicling massive default rates (12%), oppressive $800-a-month loan payments and the big one: total outstanding student loan debt now dwarfs total credit card debt.

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Is There a Statute of Limitation for My Student Loans?

By Steven Shaw on 6/16/2015

Are Student Loans Subject to a Statute of Limitations?

Is there a statute of limitations on student loan debt? An essay in the New York Times by a writer who strategically defaulted on his student loans has rekindled the ongoing debate about the fairness of allowing young people to be saddled with large — or even massive — debt, sometimes for the rest of their lives, and what happens when they decide to buck the system.

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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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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The Vote That Could Cut Your Student Loan Bills

By Steven Shaw on 9/10/2014

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 Student loan debt is exploding. It has grown so much and so fast that it not only crushes millions of young people, but it also has started to weigh down our entire economy. Total nationwide student debt now stands at $1.2 trillion, more than the total credit card debt owed by everyone in America.

 

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