Blog Posts in 2014

Report: Payday Loans Can Cost Borrowers Much

WASHINGTON March 25, 2014 (AP) About half of all payday loans are made to people who extend the loans so many times they end up paying more in fees than the original amount they borrowed, a report by ...
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Graduate school debt is playing a key and often overlooked role in the ballooning of overall student loan debt, new research suggests.

Graduate school debt is playing a key and often overlooked role in the ballooning of overall student loan debt, new research suggests. By Jennifer Liberto @CNNMoney March 25, 2014: 11:02 AM ET ...
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Bankruptcy protection extends to people from all walks of life

February 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The perceived social stigma attached to bankruptcy makes filing for financial protection unattractive to some. Many people worry how bankruptcy will affect ...
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Bankrupt? How to get student loan debt erased

(In the penultimate paragraph, removes inadvertant word attached to end of law firm name.) ENLARGE (Globalpost/GlobalPost)Adve By Liz Weston LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Getting student loan debt erased in ...
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Costly Debt Settlement Schemes Prey on the Most Debt-Burdened Consumers Struggling to Recover from Economic Downturn

NACBA: COSTLY DEBT SETTLEMENT SCHEMES PREY ON THE MOST DEBT-BURDENED CONSUMERS STRUGGLING TO RECOVER FROM ECONOMIC DOWNTURN What a Half Million Unwary Consumers Don’t Know: Schemes Only Work for ...
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Allow Private Education Loan Debts to Be Erased in Bankruptcy

Allow Private Education Loan Debts to Be Erased in Bankruptcy Struggling borrowers should be able to discharge their private student loan debts By STEVE COHEN Steve Cohen is a Democratic ...
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Student debt may hurt housing recovery by hampering first-time buyers

Washington Post, By Dina ElBoghdady The growing student loan burden carried by millions of Americans threatens to undermine the housing recovery’s momentum by discouraging, or even blocking, a ...
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5 THINGS STUDENT LOAN LAWYERS ASK BORROWERS WHO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY

Wall Street Journal http://blogs.wsj.com/five-things/2014/01/06/5-things-student-loan-lawyers-ask-borrowers-who-file-for-bankruptcy/?KEYWORDS=student+loans It’s nearly impossible to cancel your ...
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