Jackson Laurel is a freelance financial writer and ghostwriter. I write about personal finances for a living, but that doesn't mean I've always managed my own money as an expert. In fact, my self-education on financial management stems directly from the youthful mistakes that put me in debt in the first place. I write about money management and dealing with
You frequently hear about America’s crushing student loan debt, but cars are not far behind — especially subprime auto loans.
Student loan defaults could crescendo into the next economic meltdown — but would forgive them really solve the problem?
President Barack Obama has been in the news recently as he invited more than 100 college presidents to DC in an attempt to expand college access, especially to low income students. "More than ever a college degree is the surest path to a stable middle class life," Obama stated. I have a few problems with this. First, when did the
As many of you know I got engaged last year and will be getting married next May. There is a lot of planning, talking with vendors, signing contracts, and of course spending money when you are planning a wedding. There's also a lot of dieting, exercising, and getting in shape for engagement photos, trying on dresses (Tag, not me), and
I paid off $33,850 of student loan debt in just over four years. Here's Part 3 of how I did it. My first step in paying off student loans was to aggressively pay off my high interest debt. The next step was to make minimum payments while I (unsuccessfully) invested in the hopes of higher returns. The third and final
I paid off $33,850 of student loan debt in just over four years. Here's Part 2 of how I did it. My first step in paying off my student loans was to spend $500 a month paying off one high interest student loan that I transferred to a 0% APR credit card. This was in addition to paying $300 a
I graduated from college in May 2008 with degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering and $33,850 in student loans. I paid off the last dollar of those loans on June 15th, 2012. My road to paying off student loans was a long one with many twists and turns. I had considered finding a company that would refinance student loans. I
It's been exactly one month since I paid off a student loan for $3,363.15. If you've ever wondered what it feels like to pay off a $3,300 loan, I can tell you. It sucks. It's great that the loan is paid off, but gee golly gosh it hurts to pay that much money for a loan. I can't stand paying