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Category: Student Finances

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, August 04, 2016

What Student Debt Problem; Simple Solution ends the problem / Interest-Rates / Student Finances

By: Sol_Palha

A problem clearly stated is a problem half-solved. Dorothea Brande

The real issue is that there are college students that don’ want to work and want to go to the best colleges money can buy, and the parents are encouraging this. What happened to the day you went to the college you could afford, and you worked to pay for all of it or, at least, helped your parents.  The problem lies with the parents and the kids; the parents are encouraging this asinine behaviour.  Today’s generation believe that they are entitled to the best of the best without having to work for it.   College Graduates that are drowning in debt, but still refuse to give up on luxuries is a perfect example of this principle in action. Instead of tightening their belts, they continue to add to the debt and then cry wolf when everything starts to fall apart.

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Politics

Friday, April 22, 2016

Blanket US Student Debt Amnesty Now / Politics / Student Finances

By: Mike_Whitney

A couple weeks ago the Wall Street Journal confirmed our worst fears about the student loan program, that is, that it was going to blow up in the government’s face just like all the other gigantic debt-bubbles that preceded it. For the sake of background, here’s a brief excerpt from the article that will bring readers up-to-date:

“More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed, raising worries that millions of them may never repay.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, February 12, 2016

Looking For The Next Financial Crisis; Try Student Debt / Stock-Markets / Student Finances

By: Sol_Palha

"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others." ~ Ambrose Bierce

Student debt is increasing at the rate of almost $3000.00 per second; this is stunning considering that education tour system does not even rank in the top 10 globally ; we are ranked 18 out of 20. Worse yet, it indicates that colleges are simply forcing young individuals to take on mind-boggling amounts of debt in the hopes of landing a good job when they graduate. Getting a student loan is about as easy it was to get a loan during the booming housing market cycle and look how that story ended.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Question to Millennials: Why Are You Not Mad as Hell Yet? / Politics / Student Finances

By: Mike_Shedlock

Millennials, why are you not angry about ...

  1. Having to pay Social Security when it won't be there for you.
  2. Paying exorbitant taxes for public pension handouts and boomer retirements at age 50 for which you receive negative benefits.
  3. Obamacare for which you overpay to support the obese and the nicotine addicts.
  4. Enormous student debt burdens for which you received little benefit.

I ask this in response to an email I received from Rich Renza who writes ...

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, September 03, 2015

The Student Loan Crisis Is Mounting / Interest-Rates / Student Finances

By: Peter_Schiff

Addison Quale writes: "You need a college degree to succeed in America." This idea has become so commonplace that the right to higher education is now a core issue in most political platforms. What if a young person cannot afford a college degree? The "obvious" answer from politicians on both sides of the aisle is that the government should subsidize them. Very few are brave enough to ask the far more important question: "At what cost?"

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Student Finance Bank Accounts - Choose Wisely / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: MoneyFacts

Within the next month, many students will be heading to university, and for some this could be the first time they will live away from home and be solely in charge of their money.

As a new chapter in their lives begins, students need to make sure they learn how to manage their finances throughout their further education, and one of the best starting points is picking a good student bank account.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: Peter_Schiff

Addison Quale writes: The federal government can't seem to help itself. After overseeing the inflating and bursting of the dot-com bubble in the 1990s and the subprime mortgage bubble in the 2000s, the United States government is at it again - this time in the area of student loans.

Student loan debt now stands at a record $1.2 trillion, which represents the second largest category of consumer debt after home mortgages. It has grown by leaps and bounds since the financial crisis of 2008 and now surpasses even car loans and credit card debt.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

They Said Go to College - Learning to become Debt Slaves / Politics / Student Finances

By: James_Quinn

When I graduated from college in 1986 it was easy to get a job. The economy was booming and 82% of college graduates had a job. The other 18% were probably raising kids because their college educated spouse made enough to raise a family. The mantra for my entire life has been – go to college and you’ll get a good paying job. It seems something went wrong on the road to riches. The percentage of college graduates with jobs has been falling for the last 30 years and has been plummeting since 2008. It is now at an all-time low of 74.3%. Shouldn’t these people have obtained jobs since the government tells us the unemployment rate has dramatically dropped from 10% to 5.5% since 2009?

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Personal_Finance

Monday, March 02, 2015

Students Getting a PhD in Subprime Debt - U.S. Debt Breaking Bad Part 3 / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: James_Quinn

In Part One of this three part article I laid out the groundwork of how the Federal Reserve is responsible for the excessive level of debt in our society and how it has warped the thinking of the American people, while creating a tremendous level of mal-investment. In Part Two I focused on the Federal Reserve/Federal Government scheme to artificially boost the economy through the issuance of subprime debt to create a false auto boom. In this final episode, I’ll address the disastrous student loan debacle and the dreadful global implications of $200 trillion of debt destroying the lives of citizens around the world.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, July 28, 2014

Subprime Loans Just the Start of Students’ Debt / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: This is amazing.

If you’re about to become a college student, if you’re already a college student, or if you’re simply in debt and need more credit and plan on becoming a student again, you’re in luck.

Financial services giants Discover Financial Services Inc. (NYSE: DFS), Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF), Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), and U.S Bancorp (NYSE: USB), to name a few players in the student credit game, are bending over backward for you.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, June 13, 2014

Unintended Consequences of Obama’s Student Loan Policies / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: F_F_Wiley

So this week, President Obama’s populist, class-warring, shut-out-the-legislature, ignore-the-long-term-consequences romp through every corner of life turned to the education sector.

His new policies on student loans include greater access to both payment reductions and loan forgiveness.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, June 09, 2014

What Most Americans Don’t Know About Student Debt / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: PhilStockWorld

Courtesy of ZeroHedge: Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Now that student loans, well over $1.1 trillion, are hitting fresh record highs as… well… daily as the S&P500, the Fed is finally getting concerned about the latest debt bubble it has blown (not so much in equities). So concerned, in fact, the New York Fed recently added questions about student loans in its broad survey on consumer expectations to find out what people knew, or rather, did not know about this record debt mountain. We hope it was not shocked to learn that once again the bulk of Americans are taking on unprecedented amounts of debt without having a clue what the conditions are: accordint to the analysis, people don’t fully comprehend the ramifications of taking on student debt.

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Politics

Friday, February 28, 2014

One of the Biggest Financial “Rip off Traps” In History Has Just Met Its Match / Politics / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: I’ve written and railed about rip-off student financial aid schemes here for years.

And based on all the very personal stories I’ve received, I know many of you are outraged as well – even more so because of your devastating first-hand experiences.

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Politics

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Student Loan Bubble / Politics / Student Finances

By: Jeff_Berwick

James Guzman and Ben Vincent write: In 2008 the prospective career paths for much of America went up in smoke as jobs became more and more sparse. Many, still desperately clinging to the fantasy of the American Dream, are getting money the only way that they know how; borrowing it.

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Politics

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Student Loan Interest Rates Still Tangled Up In Congress / Politics / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Tara Clarke writes: Student debt in the United States has already surpassed the country's auto loans and consumer credit card debt. A student loan bubble looms on America's horizon, and promises dark times should it ever burst.

And earlier this month, the student loan problem worsened.

Federally subsidized Stafford loan interest rates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% after Congress missed the July 1st 2013 deadline, and instead recessed for the Independence Day holiday.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, July 01, 2013

Student Loan Debtors Bamboozled Again / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Tara Clarke writes: I know a lot of you out there don't have sympathy for student loan debtors who complain about their debt.

You see it as a matter of personal responsibility - they chose to sign a contract and so should suck it up and uphold their end of the deal.

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Personal_Finance

Friday, June 07, 2013

How to Get Out of Student Loan Debt / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Tara Clarke writes: Anyone wondering how to get out of student loan debt - or wondering if a slew of student debtors could try to do so - needs to read this.

Yesterday, I wrote about the case of Michael Hedlund, the failed law student who was able to discharge $58,000 of his student loans in a 10-year bankruptcy action.

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Exposing the Secret to Wiping Out Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Tara Clarke writes: Accepted wisdom says that there are only two (rather sobering) ways to relieve the burden of student debt: either pay it off, or depart from this earthly world.

Until now.

On May 22 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals wiped out $58,000 in student loan debt for a former law student in bankruptcy proceedings, sending shockwaves through the formerly impervious facade of student loan debt performance.

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Politics

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why Higher Education Can Be the Worst Investment Ever / Politics / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

Tara Clarke writes: Benjamin Franklin once said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

But nowadays, you would have to be delusional to assume that an investment in higher education will definitely pay off.

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Interest-Rates

Friday, May 17, 2013

How the U.S. Government Makes $120 Billion From Student Loans Misery / Interest-Rates / Student Finances

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: Business has been good for the federal government when it comes to student loans.

Over the past five years, student loans have generated profits of $120 billion for the Department of Education.

And the latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) put the take from student loans for the 2013 fiscal year at $48.6 billion - helped along by a change in 2010 that eliminated the middleman and made the Education Department the direct lender for all government-backed loans.

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