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December 19, 2012

‘Cause nothin’ says Christmas like debt.  Ha!

A goofy holiday Prezi for your amusement... -Heather

By Heather  |  Category:  Student Debt  

December 18, 2012

Heather appears “On The Money!” - not to be confused with being “in the money”

Heather loves public radio and recently joined host Steve Pomeranz for his weekly radio show, "On The Money!" on NPR's radio affiliate in South Florida (WPBI 90.7 FM, 101.9 FM, & WLRN 91.3 FM).  "On The Money!" features market commentaries and insights, as well as interviews with many experienced and well-known guests from all corners of the investment world. Listen to Heather discuss President Obama's new "Pay As You Earn" student loan repayment program here.

By James  |  Category:    

December 6, 2012

Pay As You Earn Implementation Set for December 21, 2012!

This just in!  The Department of Education will announce on Friday, December 7th, that the eagerly anticipated Pay as You Earn repayment plan will be implemented beginning December 21, 2012.

By Heather  |  Category:  Pay As You Earn  

December 6, 2012

Underutilized Options Could Ease Student Loan Crisis

As many of you who follow our blog know, the student loan repayment system is overly complicated.  Heather has dedicated her professional life to trying to make sense of the stacks upon stacks of legislation, sometimes arcane student loan laws, and overly cumbersome student loan repayment eligibility requirements to translate them into more user-friendly forms that student loan borrowers can understand.  While there certainly could be more and better student loan repayment assistance and education programs implemented in the future, the…

By James  |  Category:    

December 6, 2012

Like Your Employer?

Some of us are fortunate enough to work for companies that value our contributions, provide us with meaningful work and opportunities to grow professionally while advancing to higher positions of responsibility.  If you are really lucky, you also have a 401K retirement plan with matching contributions from your employer.  Now, if you work for Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp, your employer will not only match your contributions to your 401K retirement account, they will match your contributions to a specific 529 college savings plan…

By James  |  Category:  Student Debt, Higher education funding