Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. The average student owes nearly $37,000 when they graduate from college. Shane King owed $36,000 when he graduated from Auburn. “Got down there and didn’t realize the cost of living,” King said. The GI Bill covered his tuition, but he still had living expenses to cover. He tried to work three jobs to provide for his family while going to school. He couldn’t keep up with work and his studies, so he took out a student loan. It was a low interest…

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How to Get or Refinance New Hampshire Student Loans

How to Get or Refinance New Hampshire Student Loans

New Hampshire has it all, from the beautiful beaches of Lake Winnipesaukee to world-class ski resorts at Mount Washington Valley. But New Hampshire also has student loans — lots of them. In fact, as of 2016, the state tied for the highest percentage of four-year college graduates with student debt in the country. Fortunately, students have a lot of options to secure financing for the Granite State’s colleges and universities, and so do graduates looking to refinance their New Hampshire student loans. This guide will help you understand the different…

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How This Navient Lawsuit Affects Your Student Loans

How This Navient Lawsuit Affects Your Student Loans

Members of the American Federation of Teachers, the second largest teachers union in the U.S., filed a lawsuit against Navient, one of the the nation’s largest student loan servicers. If you have a student loan, there is a good chance that it may be serviced by Navient. Navient, which spun off from Sallie Mae, has more than 12 million customers and services more than $300 billion of government and private student loans. Here’s what you need to know and the action you can take. Navient Lawsuit: The allegations The lawsuit alleges that Navient…

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How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

How schools are failing working parents — and how some are helping

how schools fail working parents (Lidan Chen/for The Washington Post) I had gritted my teeth through most of the school-related demands at odds with my working mom life. The midmorning concerts and late-afternoon ­parent-teacher conferences. The mandatory “volunteer” slots at after-school drama club rehearsals. The half days that, for some reason, preceded every school vacation. The final straw came when a new after-school program didn’t have space for my son. I vented on Facebook and quickly learned I wasn’t alone. I heard from fellow working parents who had plenty of…

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SBI PO Prelims result 2018 expected in a few days, here’s how to check

SBI PO Prelims result 2018 expected in a few days, here’s how to check

The State Bank of India (SBI) is expected to declare the results of the preliminary examination for the recruitment of 2,000 probationary officers (PO) in the state-run bank on its official website on July 15. Category-wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the preliminary exam, which were held on July 1, 7 and 8, to shortlist candidates for the main exam. Here’s how to check SBI PO Prelims result 2018 after it is declared: 1) Visit the career section of SBI’s official website…

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How Postponing Student Loan Payments Raises Costs

How Postponing Student Loan Payments Raises Costs

It may be better to pay at least a small amount towards student debt through income-based repayment programs than to choose forbearance and accrue capitalized interest. (SIphotography/Getty Images) Postponing payment on student loans can be tempting for many new graduates who feel cash-crunched, but doing so can lead to ballooning payments down the road. Borrowers can postpone their monthly loan payments with forbearance, but unpaid interest during forbearance still accrues and capitalizes. This means accrued interest is added to the principal, and the interest will be calculated based on the new, higher balance. “I went the…

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How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

How One Provocative LinkedIn Post Can Transform Your Career

“What if this plane goes down?” Marcus A. Murphy sat down in his seat, anticipating a relaxing, yet productive flight on his way to San Francisco. Suddenly, the conversation in the row before him invaded his consciousness, and he couldn’t help but overhear the dialogue … “Hey, what’s your name? Where are you going? What do you do for a living?” Murphy cringed as he quickly realized the context of the “conversation” and recognized the tragedy taking place. Before their impending flight, Murphy overhead the “Middle-Seat Man” trying to sell…

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How do Cowboys rookies want to be remembered after their careers in Dallas?

How do Cowboys rookies want to be remembered after their careers in Dallas?

As we continue to look forward to the start of the NFL season in a few months, the Dallas Cowboys released a very cool video in which they asked several Dallas Cowboys draft picks how they would liked to be remembered for their time in Dallas before they even start their Cowboys careers. The team posted the video to their official Twitter account on Thursday. Watch below to see the responses from Leighton Vander Esch, Michael Gallup, Connor Williams and others. [“Source-foxsports”]

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HPSSSB clerk exam result 2018 declared, here’s how to check

HPSSSB clerk exam result 2018 declared, here’s how to check

HPSSSB Clerk result 2018: Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPSSSB) on Tuesday declared the results for the post of clerk, junior office assistant, assistant chemist. At the same time, it has also released the mark list for data entry operator, group instructor and tourism information officer posts. The detailed results can be found on the official website of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPSSSB): hpsssb.hp.gov.in. A screen grab of HPSSSB’s website. Candidates can check for results on the website. ( hpsssb.hp.gov.in) A total of 360 candidates have been selected for the post…

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How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

How to sign up for Mike Rowe’s trade scholarship

If you or someone you know is interested in a job in the trades — such as plumbing, electrical work or welding — former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe is offering a scholarship program through his charitable foundation that will offer money for skilled jobs training. This is the fifth year in a row that the organization has offered its Work Ethic Scholarship, which is taking applications through June 4. The amount awarded has not been specified in terms of dollars, but the organization refers to it as a “pile of money” and, in a video announcing…

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