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New acronym on the block... The government unveiled its newest initiative, called TALF, or Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. The $200B facility will support consumer finance, including student, auto and credit card loans ... $20B of credit protection from TARP funds. This is the first time the Fed and Treasury have stepped [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 12:14:47

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Free Online FASFA Application

Free Online FASFA Application January 2nd, 2009 Federal financial aid backed college student loans have several advantages over private or alternative college student loans as well as credit cards. Borrowing money for your higher ... just a couple of days. They are very fast with the process and will send you your SAR report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 23:30:31

Government Bailouts & Government Lies

“We’ve been suckered again … or so it seems” You might recall that we weren’t terribly fond of the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program ( ... on financial institutions and thaw out the frozen credit markets. As usual, the government and its insider ... markets which supply consumer credit in such areas as credit card debt, auto loans and student [more...]

Date: 2008-11-13 20:06:37

Financial Forecast for 2009, Considering Resource Limitations

In this post, I consider some major issues contributing to our current financial problems, before making a financial forecast for 2009. These are 1 ... from the bottom: Layer 1. Household Debt (Mortgages, auto loans, credit card debt, student loans [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 15:10:32

Why Student Loans Cheaper and Bigger

The credit crunch has deterred many who want to go to college but the federal government has once again risen to the occasion ... because of lack of employment no longer can support their college bound student. The federal government ... the economy has been in such a state some parents find that their credit has run into problems [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 22:56:40

A Letter from Twenty Years into the Future

One of the nice things about maintaining a blog is that it creates sort of an online journal to track the major milestones in your life ... s see how you did. I’m So Glad You Became Debt Free Next to marrying your soul mate and having kids, this might be the best thing you ever did! You’ve been living credit card and student loan debt free [more...]

Date: 2008-06-16 19:48:37

Guest Post - How to avoid debt during the holiday shopping rush

Today’s guest post is from Aryn of Sound Money Matters.  So here’s her take on debt. <!– /* Font Definitions */ @font-face { ... , mostly from student loans and credit card debt related to our degrees. Now we’re determined to stay ... , and leave your debt card and credit cards at home, you can’t spend more than you brought [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 14:00:01

Prepping Kids (Part 4)

Essential Money Skill #6: Credit is NOT disposable income. Yup, I know it flies in the face of everything everyone else has been saying, but credit is NOT disposable income. Student loans should not be used to go pub-crawling. Credit cards aren’t an “ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 13:30:42

Make big budget problems into small ones

Jen bares her spending issues in this post. It’s a good post to read because it illustrates how one should try to get hold of a big issue ( ... ) 2. Student Loans 3. Interest owing on our Line of Credit (where that $20k is sitting) Now, even ... about what is truly non-negotiable, or you need to look at how to renegotiate your non-negotiables (e.g. [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 03:14:01


"Wasn't this kind of decline inevitable?"Home prices skyrocketed over the last eight years to unheard of highs ... in debt. That includes home, car, credit cards, student loans, etc. According to the same report [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 18:05:00

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Date: 2009-01-06 13:12:02

Student Debt Consolidation Loan

by Mary Bush Large numbers of college students make that common mistake each year of signing up for as many credit cards as possible ... tee shirts, water bottles, hats, gift certificates and more in exchange for a signature on a credit application. Of course, once the credit cards start to arrive, they’ll be using them to finance [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 21:05:55

The New TARP, Stocks Cheap Enough Yet? Escaping the Global Recession, The Dububble, and More!

by Addison Wiggin & Ian Mathias Paulson reworks financial bailout: New targets for investment… even you can apply! ... for student, auto and mortgage loans… even credit card relief. But… what about the ambiguously [more...]

Date: 2008-11-13 19:02:15

My Financial Story : Part 1 - Important lessons of Childhood

A little over fifteen years ago I was 22 years old, unemployed, living with my parents and in debt with credit cards and student loans. Today I'm gainfully employed making over $100k, married, own [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 23:25:00

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Date: 2009-01-06 17:51:27

Operation HOPE Rolls Out Unprecedented Financial Literacy Program as a Result of White House Initiative With HBCUs

Banking on Our Future College Edition Launches at Spelman College; ... with thousands of dollars of student loans and credit card debt. The Banking on Our Future College Edition [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 06:27:28

Debt Rattle, August 12 2008: A bursting leveraged speculating community bubble

National Photo Company Old Dutch Market 1920. The chain ("The Market of Cleanliness") ... , the tendency and direction in the financial world is one of an increasing tightening of credit. No matter ... have no more credit to lend out, not for individuals looking for a home mortgage, a student loan [more...]

Date: 2008-08-12 20:43:34

Listen to this awesome news!!!

I don't know if you remember, but a sweet but desperate reader wrote in saying that her student loans went into default and she wanted to know how to ... into collections! How do I get it off my credit score?My heart immediately sank, but I wrote back a short post ... and it is now officially OFF my credit report..thank God! It turns out that they mailed [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 18:08:00

Equifax Double-Reports Student Loan, Still Hasn't Corrected It 12 Attempts Later [Equifax]

"David" can't get Equifax to correct his credit report ... repeatedly ignored him or said it's not their fault. Because of this, David's credit report says he owes ... to the gross errors on my credit report. I am not some typical, ranting customer who has an axe to grind [more...]

Date: 2008-09-26 01:46:38

Important Information About Student Loans

by Kim Archer For those who cannot afford to directly pay for their college, student loans are typically used to provide the cash they are lacking ... show on the student’s credit score. There are also student loans that are granted to adults instead ... with higher education. New students can have access to several kinds of student loans. The most [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 10:38:32

Three Ways to Know When the Credit Crisis Hits Bottom

There is a growing body of data that suggests banks have recognized only a fraction of the overall potential losses - approximately $50 billion to ... t include the additional losses from secondary-prime mortgage loans, auto loans, credit card balances, student loans and the other credit-related flotsam and jetsam floating around in the debt markets [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 13:42:23

Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Climb, Watch Out for Other Loans

It's beginning to get really ugly out there... unfortunately 13 months ago when we were told "this is just a subprime issue" ... of the iceberg - we have alt A mortgages, option ARMs, prime mortgages, credit card loans, auto loans, student loans, credit card debt. It's all coming down the pike. It appears the pike is coming right [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 17:13:49

Naughty and Nice

It's undeniably been a busy year for higher education with financial crises, continued student loan controversies, ... followers of the student loan market this year. When credit and asset-backed securities markets froze ... , Texas, and Oregon. These schools all may have done well on the gridiron this year, but they leave [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 22:20:06

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