Posts by Jen Williamson

Jen Williamson is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for a variety of industries, including software, education, business, and personal finance. Prior to that, she worked at an adult literacy nonprofit in Philadelphia, where she coached nontraditional students in passing the GED test and applying for college. When she isn’t writing or reading—which is rare—she can usually be found planning her next travel adventure, training for a marathon, or sneaking in somewhere she’s not supposed to be.
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Taking out a Parent PLUS loan for your child is a great way to get them started in the world. But if your child is a well-established adult with a steady income now, it may be time to pass the loan off to them—and a lot of parents make that decision. 

 

The difficulty is that the federal government doesn't let you transfer the loan to your child's name, and it can be a challenge finding a lender who will do it. CommonBond is one of the few who make it possible.

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If you live in Delaware, you’re eligible for all the student loan forgiveness programs available on a national level. But you could also qualify for a generous student loan forgiveness option, just for Delaware residents who work in medical or mental health fields. Here’s some more info on what this program is and how you qualify.

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Connecticut is one of a handful of states that has no student loan forgiveness programs specific to state residents. All isn’t lost, though. Connecticut residents qualify for all the non-state-specific student loan forgiveness programs available elsewhere in the country. Here’s an overview.

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Mindfulness and money may not seem like they naturally go together — that is, one is generally associated with  "new age" practices, while the other is more linear and logical.

However, melding the two may yield some surprising results. 

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If you have a bigger credit card balance than you’d like, you’re in good company. The average US household has a credit card balance of about $16,061.

Combine that with student loans—which approximately 44.2 million Americans have—and the picture becomes clear. You, your neighbors, and most of the people you know are probably swimming in debt. So how can you swim out?

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If you live in Minnesota, you’re in luck. In addition to student loan forgiveness at the federal level, you’re eligible for a number of student loan forgiveness programs just for state residents. Here’s a roundup of all your state’s forgiveness programs.

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