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Misfortune Leaves Student Loan Borrowers on the Hook

published about 2 hours ago
In some cases, the death or bankruptcy filing of a co-signer can mean a loan default, even if the borrower has paid consistently and on time.

Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds

published 1 day ago
Even borrowers with spotless records are facing demands for early repayment of their loans, and some are being forced into default, a federal consumer protection agency said.

With Planning Out of the Way, Time to Enjoy the Moment

published 1 day ago
With Planning Out of the Way, Time to Enjoy the Moment
Setting fundamental goals, not micromanaging finances, can provide structure without rigidity, a financial planner writes.

Shortcuts: Free Ways to Stop Unwanted Ads, Phone Calls and Mail

published 1 day ago
Shortcuts: Free Ways to Stop Unwanted Ads, Phone Calls and Mail
There are simple, free ways to stop automated calls, paper junk mail and targeted online ads.

Retiring: Taking a Job Out of the Financial Equation

published Fri, Apr 18 2014 12:45 GMT
Retiring: Taking a Job Out of the Financial Equation
As they tackle numerous financial issues, some baby boomers considering retirement are hiring life counselors to help them plot their futures.