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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Should people with student loan debt be allowed to declare bankruptcy?
The San Diego Union-Tribune
YES: Although allowing student loan holders to declare bankruptcy will cause lenders to be much more restrictive in extending loans. Ease of issuing loans combined with rising college tuition led to student debt exploding over the past decade. Student ...



NerdWallet (blog)

MBA Grads: Student Loan Refinancing Could Save You $5000+
NerdWallet (blog)
How much you save will depend on how much debt you have and the spread between your old and new interest rates. You can choose to refinance just a portion of your debt, too, if you have a mix of federal and private loans and want to keep federal loan ...



American Banker

With loan growth tepid, banks are short on ways to juice profits
American Banker
Loan growth remains a case of one step forward, two steps back at many banks that have reported quarterly results in the past week, which means they will have to continue to lean heavily on rising rates and tax savings to generate profits the rest of ...



Xconomy

Futures Command, SparkCognition, Student Loan Hero, & More TX Tech
Xconomy
—Financial services company Lending Tree has acquired Student Loan Hero, an Austin fintech startup, for $60 million. The transaction is expected to close later this quarter. Student Loan Hero is a personal finance website founded in 2012 that aims to ...

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Military.com

Disabled Vets May Be Eligible For Student Loan Writeoff
Military.com
The Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs (VA) have teamed up to notify veterans with severe disabilities that they may be eligible to have their federal student loans discharged tax-free. If you have a permanent and total disability from the ...



Georgia credit union loan growth outpaces banks | 2018-07-20 ...
CUNA News (press release)
As more Georgia consumers take advantage of the service-driven culture of credit unions, cooperative financial institutions are experiencing significant and ...

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Lawsuit against Navient can proceed — why student loan borrowers ...
MarketWatch
In denying Navient's motion to dismiss the case, a judge weighed in on a battle between student loan companies and states.

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Hetq Online

US Payday Loan Scammer Sentenced
Hetq Online
Between 2004 and 2014, Hydra Lenders charged illegally high interest rates, took additional fees without disclosing them to the customers, allowed loans to incur interest by not applying their money to pay off the loan and instead only collecting ...



HuffPost

9 Common Student Loan Myths That Can Cost Borrowers Big Time
HuffPost
If you do have unsubsidized loans, one solution is to make payments toward the interest while pursuing your degree, or make payments toward the interest even if you pause your regular payments for any reason. That way, you can minimize compounding ...
1 in 3 parents help their kids pay off student loans - CNBC.comCNBC
How to Refinance or Get Kentucky Student LoansStudent Loan Hero (blog)
Companies from corporate giants to hot startups have begun offering perks and programs to tackle employees' stifling ...Business Insider
Journal Times -Newsweek -EdSource
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Wall Street Journal

Taxpayers Didn't Contract Those Student-Loan Debts - WSJ
Wall Street Journal
As student-loan debt has doubled in the past decade to $1.4 trillion, perhaps the judges should have some compassion for the taxpayer.
Student Loan Dashboard No Longer AvailableStudent Loan Hero (blog)
Taking a Loan to Pay for Kids' College? Read This FirstMorningstar.com

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