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Student Loan Debt Limiting Careers, Marriage, Home Buying and Retirement, Survey Reveals

By |2017-04-18T20:53:56+00:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , , |

reposted from by: Terri Williams June 8, 2016   Many students pursue a college degree to obtain the necessary skills, education, and training needed to enjoy many of life’s pleasures, such as pursuing a dream job, getting engaged and married, and purchasing a home or new car. However, student loan debt has created a catch-22 [...]

New Federal Student Loan Rates… Again

By |2013-08-21T16:37:58+00:00August 21st, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

On August 9, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, which changes the formula for determining federal student loan interest rates. The law comes after months of partisan bickering, which culminated with the rate on subsidized Stafford Loans doubling to 6.8% on July 1. The new legislation replaces a prior system where [...]

What to do when Saving for You & Saving for your Child’s College Education

By |2013-02-28T16:51:34+00:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s take a few minutes today to discuss one of the greatest budgeting tasks facing families across the world today.  Often college and retirement occur all to close to one another for many people.  Over the last fifty years more college educated people have entered the workforce than ever before, making higher education an even bigger [...]

Increases in College Costs for 2012/2013 Continue to Outpace Inflation

By |2012-11-07T18:45:22+00:00November 7th, 2012|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Every October, the College Board releases its Trends in College Pricing report that highlights college cost increases for the current academic year along with trends in the world of higher education. While costs can vary significantly depending on the region and individual college, the College Board publishes average cost figures, which are based on its survey [...]