I have decided to take today and the weekend off, so instead of just going silent, I wanted to provide you with a cool, yet disturbing infographic that was passed over to me. There is a lot of talk about the craziness with college tuition rates and how they just keep increasing year after year. I believe that my state is averaging around 7% increase each year. That is much higher than inflation and I just don't see the justification. What is … [Read more...] about The Progression of College Tuition Over The Years
This is going to be more of a "would you?" type of article. I was watching some free over-the-air television on my Mohu Leaf and came across an interesting commercial that made me wonder. Would you finance a college education with a title loan? What is a title loan? For those that are unaware of what a title loan is, here is a little breakdown. A title loan is when you offer a lender your car title and allow them to place a lien on your car … [Read more...] about Financing A College Education With A Title Loan?
This is the age old question. How much will it cost me to get a college education? If we all knew before hand, wouldn't we be able to make a better decision that would help us figure out the right path? You should never choose a school based on how much it will cost you, but money is becoming a big factor. There are so many students that are graduating college with massive student loan debt and it is becoming asinine. We need a change in this … [Read more...] about How Much Does College Really Cost? Here is an Easy Way to Find Out
This is a guest article by Jon Haver. If you are interested in contributing to Debt RoundUp, please follow our guidelines. By the time you graduate from college, you may have between $5,000 and $30,000 or more in student loan debt. With the average student loan debt now around $25,000 (for an undergraduate degree), today's graduates can expect to spend 5 to 25 years or more paying off their student loans. How old will you be when you … [Read more...] about How Old Will You Be When You Finish Paying Off Your Student Loans?
Millions of Americans graduate college owing tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, and some owe considerably more than that. For many students, this is debt that will take them years or even decades to pay off. There are even some individuals who are still paying on student loans well into their retirement years! The burden of this debt can indeed be long-term, and it can erode your quality of life as well as your ability to save for … [Read more...] about Students: How to Finish College with No Debt