About: Mary Johnson
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Say the worst has happened. Your bills are out of control, you owe more than you can ever repay, you need a new start—you decide bankruptcy is the only answer. But declaring bankruptcy won’t get you out of your student loan obligations. Under current law, filing for bankruptcy may allow you to discharge your mortgage… Continue Reading
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz – If you feel like gripes about your unmanageable student loans have fallen largely on deaf ears, at least you know the White House is listening: On Tuesday, Obama signed a memorandum that would give borrowers greater consumer protections. The Student Aid Bill of Rights proposes a series of changes, including… Continue Reading
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz - Matt Shapiro, a CFP® at LearnVest Planning Services, shares a strategy for getting frivolous (and unfulfilling) impulse buys under control. “In a perfect world, you’d never feel buyer’s remorse—not even about that infomercial spaghetti maker you purchased at 2 A.M. But the world we live in is far from… Continue Reading
Written on March 19, 2015 at 9:22 am
Categories: Money 101
Via LearnVest By Amanda Kelly - With the start of every new year comes all of those resolutions that you’re absolutely, positively, definitely going to tackle. You’ll be better at balancing your checkbook. You’ll finally kick your retirement savings into high gear. And you’re not going to let that financial paperwork pile up again. Yet… Continue Reading
If you’ve used federal student loans to finance your education, you’ll be expected to start paying them back six months after you graduate. But if have very high student debt relative to your income, and if you meet certain criteria, you may be able pay your loan back using an income-driven loan repayment plan. There… Continue Reading
Recent Comments by Mary Johnson
- March 17, 2015 on Sticking to Your Money Resolutions
- March 17, 2015 on Clean Out Your Closets for Cash
- October 21, 2014 on 2014 Money on My Mind Video Contest from Higher One!
- September 28, 2011 on Words of Financial Wisdom
- April 10, 2011 on Challenge Week 1: Check your credit report!