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The decision to file bankruptcy can be a difficult and emotional experience for any person. With that decision comes a flood of unanswered questions and doubts when it comes to assessing debts and liabilities to be covered by the bankruptcy. One of the most commonly asked questions is whether or not student loans can be discharged in a bankruptcy. To learn more, listen to this podcast with Timothy Hughes of Lavelle Law.
The average college student graduates with over $33,000 in student loan debt. Many Americans accept this as being inevitable if they want a college degree. In today's episode, we'll discuss ways to get an education with as little debt as possible! Email questions about student loans before the show to Christine@ChristineLuken.com and we'll answer them on the air.
Sarae is joined by Carlos Colón, Bilingual Personal Finance Coach at mpowered, to talk about what student loan consolidation options are available and what you need to consider before deciding whether consolidating student loan debt is a good fit for you.
Click here for more information about federal student loan consolidation.
Student loans are a catch-22 for our youth. If the government forgives student loans, who's going to pay for it? The taxpayers... who are also the students. They're going to pay one way or the other. Charlie Kirk, Founder of Turning Point USA says we need to get government out of the student loan business.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
With more than $1 trillion in student loans outstanding in this country, crippling debt is no longer confined to dropouts from for-profit colleges or graduate students who owe on many years of education, some of the overextended debtors in years past. As prices soar, a college degree statistically remains a good lifetime investment, but it often comes with an unprecedented financial burden.
Caitlin Kovalkoski, Director of Bank Community Engagement will be our guest tonight to discuss options for students and parents as they manage their Me, Inc. Enterprises effectively.
STUDENT LOANS - A College Degree is No Guarantee
1. Unemployment of Black College Students - In 2013, 12.4 percent of black college graduates
between the ages of 22 and 27 were unemployed. For all college graduates in the same age
range, the unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.
2. Underemployed Black College Students - In 2013, more than half (55.9 percent) of employed black recent college graduates were “underemployed” –defined as working in an occupation that typically does not require a four-year college degree. Even before the Great Recession, almost half of black recent graduates were underemployed (45.0 percent in 2007).
3. A Solution to the problem
From uniforms to lunch plans, spirit wear to tuition & books, and everything in between, schools are rapidly becoming one of the most profitable money machines in the country.
Student Loans are growing out of control. The simple equations seems to be:
Higher debt = higher degrees = less paying job
Let's talk about it! Learn the secret form to get your student loan payment to $0! Or even getting the government to pay for all your student loans.
Email questions or comments to email@example.com
Tonight at 8pm ET on Ernest Radio Network, it's Beaten Path.
Your hosts Jane Hoffman & Jon Yoder talk about a few subjects tonight. First up, transferring student loans from private lenders to the department of education: is it a good idea? Jon has an idea that university fees will just get the average American more in debt. Is that a scam, or just paying your debt to society? (You've already paid for college, why pile on the debt?)
Also, what's the difference between suffering to do what's right, opposed to suffering for doing stupid things, or the wrong things? Some say good can come of both.
All this plus NPR news, music, and more. Don't miss it.
Occupy Wall Street has been on a debt-abolishing tear lately -- recently buying nearly $4 million in student loans from debt collectors and then forgiving it.
Now thousands of people across the country are begging them to forgive their loans, too.
Charlene Ingram is one of them.
A single mother of four from St. Louis, Ingram is 41 and has $125,000 in student loan debt.
After struggling for years to find a job that paid more than minimum wage, she enrolled in an undergraduate program at age 37 -- figuring a bachelor's degree would be her only shot at earning enough to support her family. While she was in school, she and her sons delivered phone books in order to put food on the table.
After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.
Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group's Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.
In total, the group spent a little more than $100,000 to purchase the $3.8 million in debt.
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