Personal Finance Daily: Best careers for people with student loan debt


Personal Finance Daily: Best careers for people with student loan debt

New findings show that some college graduates won’t be debt-free until they’re about to become grandparents.

9 ways to reduce student loan debt

Commonsense recommendations for keeping college students from borrowing excessively

The student loan crisis everyone saw coming

President Obama has fought hard to ease the student-debt burden, but Republicans threaten his fragile gains

Surging Student Debt Pushes Up Overall Consumer Credit

Consumer credit outstanding expanded by $17.78 billion to $2.512 trillion in January, driven largely by a surge in federal student loans.

Rolling back student loan debt clock

Everyone knows that student loan debt is on the rise.  In fact, last year, the amount of outstanding student loan debt overtook consumer credit card debt levels for the first time. 

Student loan debt buries borrowers

Consumers are pulling back on their debt except in one noticeable, troubling area.

Student loan debt likely to soon reach $1 trillion

Consumers are pulling back on their debt except in one noticeable, troubling area.

MICHELLE SINGLETARY: Many people are buried in student debt

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says that overall consumer debt dropped about $60 billion to $11.66 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. But as consumers cut their mortgage and credit card debt, they were loading up on student loans.

Little room to haggle on student debt

Dear Dr. Don, I have student loans outstanding after graduating from college in 1997. I consolidated these loans long ago and the rate is quite high, 8 percent. We filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy two years ago, and while our financial situation is turning around, money is tight. (5 mins ago)

Low wages blamed for brain drain

DES MOINES Low wages and high student debt are the biggest reasons young people leave Iowa, according to a panel of young professionals studying the so-called brain drain. (3 hours ago)