Whether you need to take out a loan for your new home, a car you've had your eye on, or to fund your child's college education or maybe even your own, we've got the information and expert advice you need to help you save money and time.
The common mistakes that end up costing borrowers more money may surprise you.
Fortunately, there are many resources available to help pay for college, including gift aid, student employment and student loans.
At $1.6 trillion, student loan debt is off the charts. If you’re a borrower, here are some tips to help with managing your loans.
College is expensive. 529 plans can help you save more for your child’s education.
You can tap into the thousands of scholarships and grants to make college more affordable.
Here are the costs for public and private colleges, and advice for how to pay for it all.
You could lose out on valuable financial aid for college costs if you skip filling out the FAFSA.
You’re waiting, hoping for the government to knock a hunk of debt off your student loans? Here’s what you might expect, from Sound Dollar’s student loan expert Mark Kantrowitz.
Private student loan forgiveness isn’t possible for most borrowers, but you could get some relief by using other options.
Sound Dollar ranked the states with the highest percentage of student loan delinquencies using 2021 data from FRBNY Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax.
A pause on federal student loan payments and interest is slated to last through Aug. 31, 2022, but more changes could be afoot in Washington, D.C.
There are a number of new initiatives to help you with your student loans. Here’s how you can take advantage of them.
If you have a low credit score, debt consolidation will be tricky. But it can be done with the right approach.
Student loans can help or hurt your credit score, depending on how you handle repayment.
If you want to help your child pay for their future college expenses, you can maximize your savings with these accounts.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is one of the most popular student loan forgiveness options available. But it’s way more complicated than it sounds.
If you’re struggling with your student loans, a deferment may be an option until you get your finances back on track.
Sound Dollar’s student loan expert clears up the biggest misconceptions out there about student loans and how they work.
You can try, but the most common types of student loans typically are not covered in bankruptcy proceedings.
By taking advantage of education tax credits, you can lower your tax bills and maximize your tax refund.
You can take our private loans to help pay for your own or your child’s education, but they should be a last resort.
Taking out student loans can seem daunting. But the process is easier than you might think.
It’s best to avoid it if you can, because defaulting on student debt can trigger a host of negative consequences.
Pell Grants can make a big difference in helping you pay for college. Here’s why.
It’s not always just about getting a lower rate. We walk you through the factors to weigh before you decide on refinancing.
Asking for forbearance may be a last resort, but it can buy you some time if you’re struggling to pay back your loans.
Need help covering college tuition for your child? Here’s how parent loans can make up the gap.
If you need to borrow student loans, there are a few different types to choose from.
Feeling overwhelmed by the student loans you have to pay back? There are repayment plans and more that can help.
Being proactive about paying off your student loan debt could help you reach your future financial goals.
It’s possible, but federal student loans offer more options than private student loans.
This federal student loan has been discontinued, but there are still implications—as well as other opportunities—for borrowers.
Combining student loans into one debt payment could ease the strain on your bank account—just weigh the pros and cons first.
Find out why federal student loans are a better option than private loans.
College tuition just keeps going up. Here’s what to know about taking out student loans to pay for it.
What you need to know about this federal student loan, from how to be eligible to applying to repayments.
You’re ready to be a homeowner, but not sure where to start with getting a mortgage? Our guide can help you navigate what can be a confusing process.
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