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Don't be fooled by student debt relief scams - Aug. 16, 2016

You've seen ads offering lower student loan monthly payments and even debt forgiveness. You're skeptical, but one small part of you hopes that maybe, just maybe, there is a way to get help paying off your student loans.

The ad might even call it the "Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program."

Help paying off a student loan sounds great, but here's the problem: You can get the same student debt...

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REAL ESTATE: 10 steps to buying a home - May. 29, 2015

Buyer's guide

June 10, 2015: 2:27 PM ET

1. Start with your credit. Credit reports are kept by the three major credit agencies, Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. They show whether you are habitually late with payments and whether you have run into serious credit problems in the past.

A credit score is a number calculated from a formula created by Fair Isaac based on the information in your credit...

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8 low-interest student loans -

Falling interest rates are enabling a growing number of companies, state programs, and foundations to offer alternative education loans that are significantly cheaper than some of the federal government's offerings.

Some banks and credit unions, for example, are offering fixed-rate loans (which generally require the student and parent to take joint responsibility) at rates as low as 5.5%. You can shop for these private loans at sites such as,, or...

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Want to get rich? Don't pay off your student loans - Dec ...

Want to get rich? Don't pay off your student loans

Mohammad Majd graduated with $55,000 in student debt in 2009.

When I graduated from Drexel University in 2009 with a degree in engineering, I was 23 and had $200 in my bank account.

In other words, I was like most American college students: Poor and in debt.

I was subletting a small...

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Obama's student loan repayment program is costing twice as ...

Obama's student loan policy is costing twice as much as expected

CNNMoney Op-Ed: An alternative to the student debt crisis

President Obama made it easier for people to pay off their student loans. But his policies could end up costing the government twice as much as expected, a congressional watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing...

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Government sues America's largest student loan company ...

Navient, which spun off from Sallie Mae in 2014, is currently the biggest student loan servicer in the country, handling more than 12 million accounts. About half of those borrowers have federal loans and the other half are private.

About one in four student loan borrowers have Navient as their loan servicer, according to the CFPB. That means Navient is where they're sending their monthly checks...

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Average student loan debt: $29,400 - Dec. 4, 2013

Student loan debt continues to pile up on America's college graduates, topping an average $29,000 per student last year.

The average debt load for the class of 2012 was $29,400, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for College Access & Success' Project on Student Debt.

In 2011, the average debt load was $26,600. The organization noted that its 2012 report is more...

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America's most expensive home for sale -- $195 million ...

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car garage and vineyard has hit the market with a record breaking listing price of $195 million.

That makes it the most expensive home listing in the United States, according to Coldwell Banker.

Called the Palazzo di Amore (or "Palace of Love"), the estate is enormous with 53,000 square feet of living space, 12...

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