Uncle Sam has identified six unfair practices used in servicing student loans. To fight back, know your rights and turn to the CFPB if you need help.
Finding money for a down payment and monthly payments is proving difficult for a growing number of would-be homeowners -- for one specific reason.
I helped pay for college by working as a beer auditor -- a mystery shopper whose job is to check how well alcohol sellers are doing at checking IDs.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has identified six themes among the complaints and misunderstandings about how student loans work.
There are legitimate ways to get student loan balances reduced or eliminated, but there are also scammers out to get money from you.
529 plans are often excellent ways to save for future college expenses, and they're even better if you do your homework to pick the best ones.
It many seem easy to put college tuition on a credit card -- especially a rewards card. But the convenience fees many schools charge make it a costly error.
Default rates for student loans are declining, Uncle Sam says, but students are too often taking on too much debt to attend college.
How can millennials and their parents avoid crushing student debt? The answer starts with some forward-thinking choices when the kids are still teens.
Though less likely to have college debt than young people, an increasing number Americans are entering their retirement years with student loan debt.
Students stuck paying off large loans for college may face issues with their health, energy and finances.
An annual survey of the most sought-after employers for college students includes most of the usual suspects, but some surprises as well.
On campuses across the country, identity theft is a major threat. Here's how your student can lower his or her chances of becoming a victim.
Does the greater prestige -- and usually greater cost -- of an exclusive college increase your chances of landing your dream job? Life is not that simple.
Some financial rules suggest the wrong way to prosperity. Let's look at 10 mistaken tips, starting with the idea of having six months of expenses in cash.
Even with recent consumer protections put in place, college student credit cards have some of the highest annual percentage rates in the country.
A daughter's death and her $200,000 loan balance left for her parents to pay point out the need for parents to know all the rules about student loans.
A young couple shelves their dreams of home ownership after more than $260,000 in joint student loan debt sabotages their chance at the American Dream.
Buying a laptop for your college student through the school store could cost you 35 percent more, and you're not getting anything more for the money.
Parents need to put saving for their retirement above saving for their children's college education. Here's why we follow that philosophy.
One of the most important subjects you'll ever study -- in the college classroom or in the school of hard knocks -- could be personal finance.
Kids, your parents are usually willing to help with college tuition. But they're more likely to ask if you're preparing for a financially rewarding career.
By using these five tips, you can ensure that you'll get the maximum value from your 529 plan, and help your kids get the college education they deserve.
Acquiring -- and wisely using -- a credit card will help set college students up for a healthy financial future.
In college, money was tight, and debts rose. After we got married (and quickly divorced), I learned all the debt (and its problems) was mine, not ours.
The updates to the rules on college loans affect interest rates, school closures, income-based repayment and relief for borrowers who default.
Employment experts are nearly unanimous: Despite the sticker shock, a college degree is worth it. But another factor is almost as important for success.