Tag: Student Loans

Archive

Delicious Student Loan Relief

Featured Video Play Icon

While Mom always warns us not to eat too much fast food, Burger King’s recent offer may change her mind. Given the historically record setting $1.5 Trillion total student loan debt, Burger King is offering 301 of the 44 million Americans with student debt some relief–up to $100,000 for one lucky person and $500 each …

Archive

Does a Free Lunch Exist?

Here’s how to borrow $127,000 in student loans, only repay $87,000 over twenty years, and have the U.S. Government pick up the tab for the $450,000 still owed at the end of the repayment period.  [Notice the quadrupling effect on the total balance owed because of the interest that accrues in the two decade long repayment period? …

Archive

Living with Mom & Dad?

Is the trend shown in the chart below, caused by the increase in student loans, as seen in the following chart? Charts Courtesy: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research & Zero Hedge, October 26, 2014 Related PostsThere’s No Excuses Deadlines, Schmedlines “Treat Me Like An Adult…Until I Need You.”

Archive

Why Winning Free Money Takes Effort

Scholarships are not mysterious.  Winning them takes work – which is only a continuation of the efforts to be eligible to compete for scholarships in the first place.   Related Posts“Parent Involvement”: Only for Bake Sales? Guest Post: Inside the mind of your average high school senior post-applications Guest Post: Wrapping Up the Brainstorm

Archive

College Costs: Myth vs. Reality

A tongue-in-cheek look at rising college costs, yet gives another incentive for college bound teens to think thoroughly about their college choices. Related PostsDefining Claremont McKenna: Understanding the Supplement Essay Prompt Guest Post: The Savings for College Challenge, Part 4 – Saving for College vs. Saving for Retirement Passion + Effort = Success