Will You End Up with Student Loan Debt and No Degree? - Detroit Free Press

Will You End Up with Student Loan Debt and No Degree?
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

4 June 2015

Nearly 38% of the respondents who dropped out said they did so because of family troubles. Family was a driving force especially among women. About 43% of women who started college but left gave family duties as the reason. When thinking about college debt, the big worry tends to be: will a paycheck follow the college diploma? And will that job cover everyday bills, as well as monthly student loan payments?

6 Debt Consolidation Traps to Avoid - Money.com

6 Debt Consolidation Traps to Avoid
Carmen Chai/Money.com via CreditCards.com

3 June 2015

When you’re drowning in due dates, debt consolidation can sound like a godsend. Your credit cards, line of credit and other loans get consolidated into a lump sum you can tackle at a lower interest rate and with a minimum payment that’s manageable. But if you aren’t savvy when combining your debts, you could be worse off.

Consolidating Student Loans No More Complicated - Top News website

Consolidating Student Loans No More Complicated
Erica Crabill/Top News (website)

24 May 2015

Experts said the myth that some debt relief companies put into minds of borrowers that consolidating student loans could be as tough and complicated as your federal income taxes is not true.

Encourage building of more affordable housing - The Fort Collins Coloradoan

Thibedeau: Encourage building of more affordable housing
Gordan Thibedeau/The (Fort Collins) Coladoan Editorial

17 May 2015

Over the past few months, I have become increasingly aware of the housing shortage affecting many in our community. In our community, we have what is known as Section 8 Housing, which is essentially housing for those who cannot pay anything. We also have subsidized, affordable housing designed for low-income, working families.
 

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures - OnMilwaukee.com

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures
Matthew Wisla/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

25 May 2015

When Charmion Herron's mother died in 2010, she – along with her three sisters and brother – thought the family home was gone for good. There was no will, major repairs were needed and the house eventually became the property of the city following a tax foreclosure hearing.

Money Fix: Here's your financial survival guide, new grads - Newsday (Long Island, NY)

Money Fix: Here's your financial survival guide, new grads
Sheryl Nance-Nash/Newsday (Long Island, NY)

20 May 2015

After the ceremony, the parties, the magic moments and memories, new grads will face reality, and it will bite, hard. The Class of 2015 faces the most debt in history, reportedly $56 billion, or $35,000 each on average, in student loans.
 

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score - WNBC-TV/New York City

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
Lynda Baquero/WNBC-TV (New York City)

18 May 2015

GreenPath's Chris Dlugozima sat down with WNBC's Finance Reporter Lynda Baquero to talk about effective ways to monitor and improve your credit score.

Budgeting 101: Learn the Basics - FOX Detroit (video)

Discussing Budgeting Basics
WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit

12 May 2015

(WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit) - We work. We get paid. We still have no savings. How do we fix that? The first and most important step to effective financial planning is developing and implementing a budget.
 

Tips for job-hunting college grads - Consumer Affairs News

Tips for job-hunting college grads
Mark Huffman/ConsumerAffairs News

13 May 2015
 
For this month's college graduates preparing to enter the workforce, the April jobs numbers, released last week, were pretty good news. The U.S. economy is still producing more than 200,000 new jobs each month and the unemployment rate is back at a pre-recession 5.4%.

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