There are times in life you remember in stark detail. Your first kiss, the first time your heart was broken, or the day you tell your spouse you need to file for bankruptcy.
Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, the government says.
Here's something else to worry hopeful high school seniors: The order in which you list your preferred colleges on federal financial aid applications may be used against you.
U.S. consumer credit rose more than expected in September but credit card usage fell for a fourth straight month.
A new study from the American Institute of CPAs and the Ad Council shows that 78% of millennials base the way they handle their own money on their friends' financial habits.
Student loan debt is making it harder for new college grads to save for retirement, and that's translating to a much later retirement age.
Here's a quick rundown from the world of business and economics this morning: the things you need to know, and some you'll just want to know.
Some schools sending graduates out into the world with huge debts are campuses that aren't the bold-faced names that top the typical best colleges lists.
During the past six years, consumers have paid down their outstanding balances on most forms of debt, but student loan balances have continued to increase.
The government's consumer advocate says more than 33 million workers qualify to have their student loans forgiven, but few try to get it, because the system is too confusing.
Whether you're paying for younger relatives' educations, or still paying off your own, student debt and college costs present unique challenges to those over 50.
Used to be by the time you hit your 40s, you had paid off your student loans and could focus on saving for your kids' tuition. These days, many parents must do both at once.
By following these four tips, you can take advantage of your 20s to help yourself much more easily cover your costs -- both now and later.
U.S. consumers trimmed their overall indebtedness in the latest quarter, continuing a nearly five-year trend.
Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up.
People in their 30s often face the dual challenges of balancing their old debts against their new family obligations. But getting student debt under control is possible.
U.S. college students will likely pay a reduced interest rate of 3.86 percent on their student loans for the new school year, after lawmakers passed a compromise bill.
Average spending on college in the 2012-2013 academic year was $21,178, similar to last year's spending level, a new report shows.
An effort to restore lower interest rates on student loans fails in the U.S. Senate.
How much money do you stand to gain -- or lose -- on Washington's current student loan interest rate proposals? Use this calculator to find out.
The interest rates on subsidized Stafford loans doubled Monday and could stay doubled unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates.
On July 1, interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans are set to double. Here's how the latest cliff is already affecting students -- and the economy.
The financial state of a majority of elderly Americans is tenuous at best. And when your older relatives die, some of their money problems can become your problems.
Young adults typically get a bad rap when it comes to debt, but new research shows youthful consumers have gotten a lot smarter about using credit cards.
Most people would consider living in a van an embarrassment, but Ken Ilgunas just views it as a smart choice that let him get his graduate degree while staying debt free.
Maybe you're out of a job, aren't earning enough, or simply don't know where to begin. What do you do if you can't pay back your student loans? Here's a guide: