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Can you get rid of your student loans by filing for bankruptcy?

Can you get rid of your student loans by filing for bankruptcy?

Paying back student loans is not an easy thing to do. One out of every 5 borrowers with outstanding student loan debt has fallen behind their payments. There are several ways borrowers can get help to deal with their debt burden. Bankruptcy is the most extreme. In general, the law does not allow you to get rid […] … learn more→

Ed Dept: Degree debt exceeds degree earnings

Ed Dept: Degree debt exceeds degree earnings

It’s been known for a decade or two that we have a real problem with the cost of a college degree relative to the financial boon of having one, but at long last our government is catching on as well: … the U.S. Department of Education released data on first-year earnings for thousands of different […] … learn more→

10,000 word article on student debt cancellation misses the best reason: fraud

10,000 word article on student debt cancellation misses the best reason: fraud

I’ve been hearing people seriously talk about cancelling student loan debt for at least a decade, probably more. Granted, almost everyone who’s for it has student debt, and most everyone against it doesn’t have student debt, so I appreciate conflict of interest here…but this is ad hominem, there are valid reasons both for and against […] … learn more→

10,000 word article on student debt cancellation misses the critical valid reason to do it

10,000 word article on student debt cancellation misses the critical valid reason to do it

I’ve been hearing people seriously talk about cancelling student loan debt for at least a decade, probably more. Granted, almost everyone who’s for it has student debt, and most everyone against it doesn’t have student debt, so I appreciate conflict of interest here…but this is ad hominem, there are valid reasons both for and against […] … learn more→

The student as prostitute…now in the UK

The student as prostitute…now in the UK

I’ve covered before how many college graduates now become prostitutes to help pay off their student debt, but that’s only addressing what happens after a student graduates and realizes her degree is worthless and has no choice. A far larger share of students become prostitutes, or semi-prostitutes (at the risk of splitting hairs) while still […] … learn more→

The Supreme Court and the student loan scam

The Supreme Court and the student loan scam

I often request an end to the student loan scam, but I seldom discuss why we have so many of our kids ready and willing to destroy themselves with student loans. Even if we destroyed the supply (student loans), we’d still have immense demand for accredited college degrees. So as I sit here being pumped […] … learn more→

$100,000+ student debt stories

$100,000+ student debt stories

YouTube is such a fine resource for learning things. It’s only drawback (beyond the way how it supports pedophilia and censors counter-narrative views) is the one common to any learning tool: if you don’t know what you should know, you’re unlikely to learn it. Today I’ll highlight a couple stories which strike me as fairly […] … learn more→

How to avoid getting financially hurt with College debt

How to avoid getting financially hurt with College debt

Getting a professional education — and job in the wake of graduating — is well worth juggling some college debt for some individuals. However, you are ensured to wind up with only laments on the off chance that you have debts yet no degree. Around 45% of individuals who are no longer in college and […] … learn more→