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Read This Post BEFORE You Take on a $200,000 Student Loan

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In light of my recent posts, I thought I would take an opportunity to take a look at a student loan. The situation I looked at recently was a woman who owed $200,000 in student loans. What’s mind-boggling about that amount is that EVEN with no interest financing, her monthly payment would be… Now, here’s […]

Follow-up to Yesterday’s Post – Government Involvement in Education

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Reader and commenter, Veritroth, left the following comment on yesterday’s post, This Would Be Funny if it Wasn’t so Pathetic: Being on the topic of student loans, I’m curious what your position is on student loans and government involvement in education. I’d imagine you’d prefer less involvement than we currently have, but I was hoping […]

This Would Be Funny if it Wasn’t So Pathetic

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

One of my facebook friends posted a link to a person’s website asking for donations to help them pay off their nearly $200,000 in student loans. I visited the website and found their story on their About page: I chose to attend a top 70 school — and why not? It had everything: prestige, great […]

Question of the Day – Would You Borrow from Your 401(k) to Pay for Your Kid’s College?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Here is today’s Question of the Day: Would you borrow from your 401(k) to pay for your kid’s college education? I would ONLY do this if I had a lot of money in my 401(k). But, it would have to be A LOT OF MONEY! Seriously, I think this is a bad idea. Parents who […]

Graduating From College WITHOUT Debt! (It Can Be Done!)

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Donna Freedman has written a great piece over on MSN Money titled Finish College with Zero Debt, in which she profiled three students that will graduate from college with zero debt. That’s pretty amazing this day and age. It should also be inspiration for those who have college in their future. The main points from […]

A Brief Look at Obama’s Student Loan Overhaul

Monday, August 9th, 2010

I’m watching The Willis Report. She opened tonight’s show by talking about student loans (Part 1 and Part 2). She displayed a graphic with a few of Obama’s ideas for overhauling student loans: • Cap loan payments at 10% of adjusted income. • Forgive remaining balances after 20 years of repayment. • Provide $2.6 billion […]

Identifying a College’s Financial Fingerprint

Monday, July 5th, 2010

This is a guest post by Lynn O’Shaughnessy. See bottom of post for more information. Colleges costs are skyrocketing. At least that’s what everybody assumes, but it’s not true. College sticker prices are soaring, but what matters are the actual costs that parents must pay. And this is the good news: net prices — after […]

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