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LendKey: Enabling Dreams – Student Loan Payoff

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Have you ever fantasized about a stranger walking up to you in public while you were minding your own businesses, maybe having lunch at Starbucks, and handing you one of those giant checks like lottery winners get? If you have student loan debt, the answer is probably yes. Well, fantasies do sometimes come true, and Liz Herlihy’s fantasy came true in pretty much that exact manner. Like many of us, Liz had student loan debt, a lot of it. And like many of us, she was worried about how she would ever get it all paid off. Dreams Deferred If …

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A Discussion with Jenna Bialik

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For countless aspiring students, securing a student loan to pay for college tuition is necessary to bridge the gap when scholarships, grants and other sources of funding are not enough or not an option. Thankfully, there are a variety of different payment and refinancing routes to choose from. With so many courses of action to pursue – from private lenders to government-backed loans – it’s important to know your choices. More than 44 million Americans, 70 percent of all college students, have student loans, totaling approximately $1.4 trillion. With so many people in need of funding, it can be tough …

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Credit Unions Becoming a More Popular Choice for Refinancing Student Loans

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Today’s reality is that student loan debt is a big part of the average college graduate’s life. Seven out of 10 graduates accrue some form of student loan debt and carry an average balance of more than $35,000. One way to lessen the burden of debt is to consolidate or refinance your student loans. There are a number of choices students can pursue when consolidating or refinancing student loans. Recently, credit unions have become a popular option for those hoping to bring their monthly student loan payments to a more manageable level. Credit union refinancing is a fairly new option …

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The Importance of College Planning in April

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It’s finally April! The college choice process has officially begun. This is an incredibly exciting time, but also one that brings about a series of seasonal questions for graduating high school seniors and their families as they make their decisions on where they go to college. A college education has been the platform in which American success stories have been built for decades, but the costs of college can also become a burden for many people as they enter their career fields. Careful college planning is paramount to navigating the path between a student’s future financial freedom and hardship.  As …