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President Obama On Paying Off His Student Loans: The VICE News Interview

The biggest financial issue currently facing young Americans is not the decline of manufacturing jobs or the housing collapse, but mounting student debt.

To tackle this issue, VICE hosted a roundtable discussion, moderated by VICE founder Shane Smith, with President Barack Obama and five students who discussed the challenges surrounding student debt and the pursuit of higher education in the US. 25 more words


Kaplan Survey: A Majority of Future Law School Students Plan to Shoulder Most of Their Tuition On Their Own, But Many Will Also Rely on Mom and Dad

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to a recent Kaplan Test Prep survey of over 900 prospective law school students, more than a third — 36% — plan to fund their entire legal education all on their own, while another 22% say they’ll shoulder more than half of their tuition — a hefty responsibility, as law school tuition and fees run up to about $40,000 a year.* Only a lucky (or hopeful) 10% say they won’t pay for any of it. 403 more words

Student Loans

4 Positives When It Comes to Leasing a Car

Cars are one of the hardest subjects for me to give advice on.  Cars themselves are a necessity 90% of the time, but the type of car and how you purchase it is all personal to your situation.   682 more words


Financial Feudalism, by Dmitry Orlov

Most people’s nightmare vision of the future could be lifted from George Orwell’s 1984: an omnipotent, omnipresent regime robs the people of their freedom in a regimented, totalitarian state. 457 more words

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Are Money Worries Making You Sick?

Do you find yourself stressing out over money issues lately? Or perhaps it’s been ongoing for awhile now. Either way, if you’ve got money problems that are causing you mental strain, angst or a general… 526 more words

Credit Counseling

Students lose faith in professional disciplines

Zachary Zimmern knows the value of a legal education. He can count it in dollars spent on tuition and in the number of interviews he was able to obtain after graduation from Brooklyn Law School in June 2012. 1,198 more words

Student Loans

Will Co-signing a Loan Affect My Credit Score?

If you’re at all concerned about your current credit score and report (as everyone should be), you may find yourself wondering whether co-signing a loan for a friend or family member will cause your score to rise or fall. 498 more words