Student Loans

Will Trump’s Budget Ax Spare Funding for Financial Literacy Programs?

March 17, 2017

The U.S. government directly spends about $130 million a year on financial literacy programs. Most of that appears to have survived President Donald Trump’s first

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Rising Rates? Don’t Miss This Teachable Money Moment

March 15, 2017

Low interest rates are a fact of life for young people. The last time the Federal Reserve raised rates in a systematic way was 2006,

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Hello? Anybody in HR Seeing Young Workers’ Money Stress?

March 8, 2017

Most college students with loans worry about their ability to repay. For many, worries turn to something closer to fear once they are in their

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Why a Character Like ‘Credit Squirrel’ Works for Millennials’ Financial Education

February 9, 2017

Millennials generally post dismal financial literacy scores. Yet the stakes are especially high for this generation, having come of age without the security of a

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The Surprising Reason Boomers Need to Know More About Student Loans

January 17, 2017

The student debt problem goes way beyond young people becoming so financially strapped they are unable to launch their life. These loans totaling $1.4 trillion

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How a Financial Literacy Course Helps Students Compare Loans to Potential Pay

December 21, 2016

In recent decades, more education has meant higher salaries. But will that be the case going forward? Part of any financial literacy course in high

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TRUMPED! How Student Loans May Get More Complicated

December 6, 2016

Donald Trump is a singular force that promises to reshape the economy in ways that every student would do well to understand. From tax policy

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Why Student Debt is a Top Concern Among Financial Literacy Experts

November 16, 2016

More than a quarter of Americans have student debt. But many do not understand their loan repayment options, and at the time they took out

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