student loans

Secure 2.0: Can you save for retirement while paying off your debt?

I used to believe you couldn’t pay off debt and save for retirement, but new legislation through the Secure 2.0 Act is making me reconsider. … Read More

Why you might get your student loans forgiven now

There is a one-time adjustment happening to certain student loans, but you may have to act fast if you want to qualify. … Read More

How I paid off my $40,000 in student loans

The true story of how I paid off my student loans, and the tricks I used to make it happen more easily and quickly. … Read More

Is there a connection between student loans and mental health?

A new study proposes how having student loans could be a detriment to your mental health. This seems both obvious and profound. … Read More

Student loan cancellation is dead: what now?

The Supreme Court has cancelled student loan cancellation. Here’s what to do now that that particular plan is dead. … Read More

Was the student loan moratorium bad for borrowers?

It’s hard to argue that the student loan payment moratorium was somehow bad for borrowers. But some economists are still trying. … Read More

Sign up for student loan debt relief right now

Student loan debt relief is here, but Republicans are trying to stop it from happening. You should sign up now anyway. In August of this year, President Biden announced that millions of people would be getting some or all of … Read MoreRead More

Student loan forgiveness is happening: Why it’s amazing (and futile?)

I respond to the recent announcement of student loan forgiveness by the Biden administration. By now you’ve all heard the news: the Biden administration announced a $10,000 reduction in the balances of student loans for some borrowers, and $20,000 reduction … Read MoreRead More

This is why you don’t want an adjustable rate mortgage (or private student loans)

An adjustable rate mortgage seems like a good idea, but when interest rates start to rise, you’re going to regret your choice. This past week, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percent. The last … Read MoreRead More

You paid your student loans. Others won’t. How is that for you?

Hearing of borrowers getting their student loans forgiven can be hard for those who paid all of theirs off, but here’s why it’s good for you. With regularity, there are stories coming out that more and more people are having … Read MoreRead More