7 Ways to Avoid Student Loan Debt

If you or your child are entering college soon, you’re likely thinking of the potentially overwhelming education bills that are hanging out around the corner. This article on the rising college costs over the last forty years shows us that we can expect that...

Student Loan Interest Rates Double Overnight

I remember when we were paying off our debt, my student loans had the lowest interest rate of all of our debt. I believe they were around 2.74 percent. However, times have changed. Overnight the  interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford loans doubled, going...

What I Learned from a Group of College Students

This past week I had the privilege to talk to a group of roughly 100 college students about managing money. I was impressed with their interest in the topic and not once did I see someone fall asleep. They were engaged and asked some really tough questions. Here is...

Street Performer Raises Money for School Tuition

While we were in Vegas this past weekend, we saw a man performing on the street. He had a sign that said “Trying to Pay For Tuition, Anything Helps.” With student loan debt in the United States over $1 Trillion, I found this guy to be inspiring. Here is a...

How to Graduate College Without Any Debt

According to a recent study by the Project on Student Debt, the average college student will graduate with $25,250 in student loans. According to FinAid.org, there is more than $1 Trillion in student loan debt outstanding. In fact, there is now more student loan debt...