Tag: repaying student loans

Companies help millennial employees pay off student debt

Posted on June 15th, 2016

"This is the future. Employers that don’t listen to this generation do it at their own risk." -- Bruce Elliott, Director of the Society for Human Resource Management

While 401(K) contributions have traditionally been a benefit companies used to lure talented employees, innovative companies are beginning to offer a new benefit that their millennial employees need even more: help paying their student loans. A recent article in The Hechinger Report discussed the rise of employee benefit programs aimed at helping employees pay student debt. […]

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Student loan consolidation explained with Play-Doh

Posted on February 5th, 2014

What is student loan consolidation and how does it work?

We love this video from StudentLoanConsolidator.com, which explains the process in a unique way–by using Play-Doh to represent student loan consolidation.

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Stay healthy, millennials. Retirement’s a long way away.

Posted on November 4th, 2013

"The challenge of college debt is unique to millennials. The decline of pension plans, the uncertainty surrounding social security and the college debt epidemic have placed the onus on graduates to make conscious, forward-thinking decisions about their retirement." -- NerdWallet

Millennials: have the stresses of work life got you looking forward to retiring on a beach somewhere? You’re going to be waiting a while. How student loans affect retirement A new report from financial website NerdWallet says student loan debt could push the average retirement age to 73. That’s 12 years later than the current […]

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4 things to know about repaying your student loans

Posted on November 1st, 2013

If you graduated in May, November means the end of your six-month grace period on your subsidized Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans.

Watch the video below to find out to expect during repayment, and check out the top 4 things to know about repaying your student loans.

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Crowdfunding for college graduates’ dreams

Posted on October 2nd, 2013

Cinderella never had to worry about student loans. And she got to live in a castle and had her own room. She might have had to work for her room and board, but her situation sounds pretty great compared to the typical college student’s cramped living quarters.

And even if Cinderella had gone to college, she had a fairy godmother to step in and wipe away her student loans.

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