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Are You Overlooking Something That Could Make You Richer?

Are You Overlooking Something That Could Make You Richer?

You probably aren’t paying enough attention to your debt, an accountant argues in a new book, and that could be costing you.
How My $5,000 Student Loan Became a Multi-Million Dollar Business

How My $5,000 Student Loan Became a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Sometimes, the wisest investment is one in yourself.
How My $5,000 Student Loan Became a Multi-Million Dollar Business

How My $5,000 Student Loan Became a Multi-Million Dollar Business

Sometimes, the wisest investment is one in yourself.
I.R.S. Exempts Some Forgiven Student Loans From Taxes

I.R.S. Exempts Some Forgiven Student Loans From Taxes

Borrowers whose schools abruptly shut down or used misleading practices won’t have to pay taxes on their forgiven balances.
The Trump administration wants to make it more difficult for people to get out of repaying their student loans. House Democrats disagree.

The Trump administration wants to make it more difficult for people to get out of repaying their student loans. House Democrats disagree.

In a 231-180 vote mostly along party lines, the House of Representatives approved a resolution on Thursday to overturn a Department of Education rule on federal student loans that is projected to save
Warren Would Erase $640 Billion in Student Debt No Matter What Congress Said

Warren Would Erase $640 Billion in Student Debt No Matter What Congress Said

The candidate's latest plan shows how she'd be willing to use executive power as president.
Warren Would Bypass Congress to Cancel Federal Student Debt

Warren Would Bypass Congress to Cancel Federal Student Debt

Senator Elizabeth Warren proposed Tuesday to ease federal student loan debt with executive authority, in a policy rollout aimed at attracting young voters.
Lawyer argues that his $220,000 student loan debt is so huge he shouldn't have to repay it — and a judge agrees

Lawyer argues that his $220,000 student loan debt is so huge he shouldn't have to repay it — and a judge agrees

A lawyer argued in court that his $220,000 student loan debt was so massive that he shouldn't be expected to pay it back, and a bankruptcy court judge agreed. Navy veteran Kevin J. Rosenberg argued
New Law Expands Uses for 529 College Savings Accounts

New Law Expands Uses for 529 College Savings Accounts

Under the Secure Act, approved in December, up to $10,000 can be used to repay student loans. The law also allows 529 funds to be used for apprenticeships.

‘Make No Mistake: Harvard Has the Money to Pay Us Livable Wages’

Harvard graduate students are on strike demanding fairer wages, adequate healthcare, and protections from discrimination.

Student Loans, Meet Greece: Extend and Pretend Bond Maturities

Shed a crocodile tear for investors in student loans: they are sometimes discomfited by short-lived downgrades when loan maturities are pushed out.
Uber Driver Graduates College After Passenger Pays Her Student Balance

Uber Driver Graduates College After Passenger Pays Her Student Balance

An Uber passenger is going into the new year having done a great deed for a complete stranger.

Sanders Report Shows How Millennial Generation Is ‘Being Punished With Crushing Student Debt and Low-Paying Jobs’

Sanders commissioned a GAO report on how high student debt levels and lousy wages translate into poor economic prospects for young people.
New Kind of Student Loan Gains Major Support. Is There a Downside?

New Kind of Student Loan Gains Major Support. Is There a Downside?

Income-share agreements, promoted by Betsy DeVos and Silicon Valley, may wind up merely shifting the payment burden from some students to others.
DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled

DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled

The latest effort to rework a program for borrowers whose schools broke the law drew an immediate promise of a court challenge.
DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled

DeVos Tries Again to Cut Debt Relief for Students Who Were Misled

The latest effort to rework a program for borrowers whose schools broke the law drew an immediate promise of a court challenge.
University of Phoenix Cancels $141 Million in Debt for ‘Deceptive’ Ads

University of Phoenix Cancels $141 Million in Debt for ‘Deceptive’ Ads

The for-profit school lured students by advertising employer partnerships that did not exist, the Federal Trade Commission said.
University of Phoenix Cancels $141 Million in Debt for ‘Deceptive’ Ads

University of Phoenix Cancels $141 Million in Debt for ‘Deceptive’ Ads

The for-profit school lured students by advertising employer partnerships that did not exist, the Federal Trade Commission said.
Betsy DeVos Claims To Want 'Apolitical' Agency For Federal Student Loans

Betsy DeVos Claims To Want 'Apolitical' Agency For Federal Student Loans

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is very, very mad that politicians have a say in how she handles student loans, and now she's calling for the loans to be spun off into its own federal agency. She is