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Explaining the New White House Proposal on Capping Student Loans

The Trump Administration has proposed a cap on the amount that parents and graduate students would be able to borrow from the federal government to pay for higher education. The administration says their effort is an attempt to curb tuition costs and student loan debt, which reached an outstanding $1.465 trillion in late 2018. Here’s a look at what these changes might mean for parents and grad students.

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Sustainable Investing for Earth Day

On April 22, millions of people around the world will participate in Earth Day-related activities. Some people will march to raise awareness, some will plant trees, and some will take the time to clean up plastic and trash that has been carelessly discarded.

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Got a New Job and Student Loans?

If you just landed a new job, well done! Whether it’s your first job or your fifth, starting the next chapter of your career journey with a new company and fresh challenges can be an exciting time.

It also can be a good opportunity to review your finances, put together a new budget, and work toward some monetary milestones, like paying down credit cards or student loan debt.

Why now? As your life changes, your needs and expenses likely will change as well. So when you’re starting a new job, it might be a fitting time to take a look at where you stand and where you want to go.

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Should I Help Pay My Siblings Student Loans?

Family debt is never easy to tackle, but if a sibling is struggling with a significant amount of student loan debt, it can seem even more overwhelming. Should you help pay off your sibling’s student loans if you are financially secure enough to do it?

When offering money to a family member, it’s important to remember that doing so could change your relationship, even if you are offering to help reduce student loan debt for a sibling.

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Social Media and College: Does it Help or Hurt?

Due to rapidly advancing technology, today’s college students often face decisions that prior generations would never have needed to consider. This includes the use of social media and its effects, both positive and negative.

As you’ve probably figured out, there are numerous benefits to using social media to discover information, connect with friends and family , job hunt and so much more. But, there are also big buckets of negatives, ranging from wasting time, to false information being posted, cyberbullying and more.

Social media posts and profiles can have an impact, positive or negative, before you’ve even been accepted to your college of choice, and they can also both help and hurt your efforts to get a specific job, or advance in your career.

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