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Student Loan Refinancing: Variable vs
Fixed Rate

When student loan borrowers are looking to refinance student loans, they typically come across two options: a fixed rate
student loan and a variable rate student loan. Variable rate student loans are the most common when refinancing or
consolidating your loans, but fixed rate loans are available.

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How to Save for College — Types of College Savings Accounts

If you’re a parent who is trying to save money for your child’s college education, then you’ve probably heard about college savings accounts. A college savings account is an account that you can deposit money into to be drawn on later when it’s time to pay for tuition, textbooks, housing, or any of the other eligible expenses that come with…

Everything You Need to Know About Student Loan Scams

As the cost of attending college has increased, so has the amount of debt that students take on to finance their education. In fact, it’s starting to reach astronomical levels. According to the Federal Reserve, the amount of outstanding student loan debt reached $1.56 trillion as of the third quarter of 2018. This staggering amount of debt leaves prospective and…

What’s the Difference Between Federal and Private Student Loan Consolidation?

As student loan debt continues to grow, so do the number of students and graduates seeking ways to make their debts more manageable. The average cost of tuition alone for one year at a four-year in-state university is over $10,000, up from $3,100 in the late 1980s. Though each student’s circumstances are unique, some students may have to take out…

Financial Aid for a Second Bachelor’s Degree — Getting Student Loans When You Return to School

With wage stagnation in the short-term and concerns about automation in the long-term, many American workers are starting to think about heading back to college for a second degree. Getting a second bachelor’s degree can have its benefits — it’s a chance for people to change their career, gain additional skills, and hopefully, find their way into a job that…

Student Loan Benefits for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and many private organizations offer education benefits and assistance to veterans and their families. In fact, 25 percent of those benefitting from VAs education programs are non-Veterans. Below is an overview of these benefits. Keep in mind that many colleges and universities also have dedicated resources on campus to assist Veteran students in understanding…

Refinance Student Loans Through a Credit Union and Better Manage Debt

Student loans are one of the heaviest debt burdens carried by many millennials–not to mention the generations that come after them. Attending college is a high-cost endeavor, and while that cost will help many individuals reach their full job potential and earn a higher income than they could have otherwise, it also means that they’re carrying a heavy debt load. Consider:…

How to Start a Small Business When You have Student Loan Debt

Millennials may very well be the “small business” generation. Approximately 30 percent of millennials have already started a small business of their own, compared to 19 percent of baby boomers and 22 percent of generation X. This generation has a can-do attitude and they are strongly attracted to the individualistic nature of small businesses. Unfortunately, millennials are also a generation…

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