student loans

September 22, 2017

Student Loan Debt Delays Homeownership by 7 Years

An overwhelming majority of Millennials with student debt do not own a home, and believe this debt is the cause for the delay.  These are the […]
August 10, 2017

Consumer Borrowing Slows in June

Consumer borrowing slowed a bit in June from the torrid growth in the prior month, but continued at a solid pace, according to government data released […]
May 19, 2017

American Households Spend 53% of Its Income On These Expenses

If there’s one fairly steady theme over the past couple of decades, it’s that consumers are saving less of their income and their household budgets are […]
May 11, 2017

Fannie Mae Changes Affect Borrowers With Student Loans

Fannie Mae has recently outlined changes in the way lenders can qualify potential borrowers who have student loan debt.  The policy change is designed to make it easier […]
May 9, 2017

Millennials’ Debt Load Could Weigh Down Economy

Millennials — 21 to 34-year-olds — hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country’s $3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according to UBS, as rising student and […]
April 26, 2017

Over 40% Students Don’t Make School Loan Payments

More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed, raising […]
September 17, 2015

Commercial Credit Is the New Mortgage Credit

In the wake of an unprecedented U.S. housing bust that evolved into a global financial crisis, the business of bundling home loans that aren’t backed by […]
July 10, 2015

The Staggering Costs of Student Loan Debt

The numbers are staggering: more than $1.2 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, 40 million borrowers, an average balance of $29,000.  It’s not hard to find […]
July 8, 2015

9 Myths About College and Student Loans

Student loans can turn a blessing – a good education – into a burden.  Financial planners have seen many families struggle to repay educational debts while […]