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08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: How Much Student Loan Debt is Worth It?

A college education is considered one of the necessary tools to do well in life, but it's one of the most expensive tools there is. Most people will...


08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: The People Have Voted and the Result for Higher Education is Undecided

Policymakers and educators have been looking at the fallout from the recent midterm elections and see a number of higher education issues that may be ...


Nov 13, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial Asks: Save for Retirement or Child's Education?

Parents have serious concerns. They need to launch their children into healthy, strong, curious and vibrant adulthoods. But there are so many...


Nov 12, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Hawaii May Not Be Paradise When It Comes to Paying Student Loans

For those trying to manage their student loan debt, borrowers might consider increasing income, reducing expenses or applying for an income-driven...


Nov 12, 2018, 08:00 ET Parents of Student Loan Borrowers Have Options to Help Their Children in Times of Need, Says Ameritech Financial

Student loan repayment can be difficult even in regular circumstances. But when hardships begin to crop up, it may make student loan repayment more...


Nov 11, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: For Low-Income Students, Where is What Matters

For years, studies have indicated that low-income students have the most difficult time navigating higher education. Now that the Pell Grant program...


Nov 09, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Student Loan Borrowers Are Getting Married Later, But Could Getting Married Too Early Be a Problem for Student Loans Too?

There's tons of talk lately about how student loan borrowers are being forced to delay life goals such as buying a house, starting a family or...


Nov 08, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial Asks: Is the Student Loan Bubble About to Burst?

It has been a decade since the Great Recession of 2008 — unemployment is low, and economic growth and consumer spending is high. Could anything spoil ...


Nov 07, 2018, 14:20 ET The Best Plan to Prevent Student Loan Default and Start Successful Student Loan Rehabilitation Presented by Ameritech Financial

The average student loan debt is $37,172 for borrowers who have just left school. This can lead to an average monthly bill of above $393 for the...


Nov 07, 2018, 08:00 ET Student Loans Can Reduce a Borrower's Net Worth by 75%; the Right Repayment Plan Might Prevent That, Says Ameritech Financial

It's said that a college degree can increase a person's net worth; however, the loans brought on by student loans can decrease a student's net worth...


Nov 06, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial Asks: Has College Supply Finally Outstripped Demand?

After rising annually 3.8 percent for the last 30 years, 2017-2018 college tuition, adjusted for inflation, actually dropped by about 0.4 percent,...


Nov 05, 2018, 11:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Warren and Diehl Argue Over Student Loan Debt in Massachusetts Senate Debate

Ameritech Financial closely follows all developments in the student loan industry, including a recent debate in the Massachusetts senate race between ...


Nov 05, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Some Student Loan Borrowers Leaving Behind Home, Family and Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt isn't just pushing borrowers into economic and emotional despair; it is driving some out of the country. At least a small number of ...


Nov 04, 2018, 08:00 ET The Student Loan Problem and What You Can Do About It, According to Ameritech Financial

An average student loan borrower leaves their higher education institution with a debt of around $37,000 to join the national debt of over $1.5...


Nov 02, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Is It Easier for Private Student Loan Lenders to Offer Cosigner Release Than to Give It?

Nearly 90 percent of private in-school loans are cosigned. Many of those are advertised as having a "cosigner-release" option — where a cosigner can...


Nov 01, 2018, 08:00 ET Student Loan Debt Stalls, Stops Entrepreneurs, According to Ameritech Financial

Not only are those with student loan debt less likely to start a business, but their businesses grow slower, according to a CNBC article. This has...


Oct 31, 2018, 11:00 ET Stress Getting in the Way of Stress Relief? Ameritech Financial Offers Assistance to Student Loan Borrowers

Stress is not a foreign emotion for anyone who has been through any amount of college. Students are known for pulling all-nighters, maintaining poor...


Oct 31, 2018, 08:00 ET Monopsony: The New Term for Why Borrowers Wages May Be Stagnant, Reports Ameritech Financial

Affording college is no easy task for the majority of Americans. Unless someone has a financially well-off family, it's likely that an individual...


Oct 30, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Many Veterans Regret High Cost, Student Loan Debt of Going to For-Profit Colleges

In an educational trend that Ameritech Financial is closely monitoring, many military veterans say they regret their private for-profit college...


Oct 29, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Increasingly, Students Ask for Help With College Tuition Through Crowdfunding

Increasingly, students ask for help for college tuition through crowdfunding sites, particularly GoFundMe, to help bridge the gap normally spanned by ...


Oct 29, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: The Student Loan Crisis Signals More Than Problems Within the Educational System

The student loan crisis is larger than the educational system; it's also one of structural racism and economic disparity according to a new report...


Oct 28, 2018, 08:00 ET Washington, D.C. May Be Providing New Student Loan Options, Says Ameritech Financial

Washington, D.C. has introduced a new bill, known as The Student Loan Authority Establishment Act of 2018, which could provide new student loan...


Oct 26, 2018, 08:00 ET ATF: Affording Moving Costs and Student Loan Repayment May Feel Like Getting Buried Under a Financial Avalanche

Moving somewhere new is a chance for a fresh start or the next step in someone's long journey. Just moving across town from an old place can bring...


Oct 25, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Low-Income Borrowers May Be Struggling as Much as Defaulted Borrowers

It's been said for years that college is one of the best ways to get ahead in life. Most people would love a solid roadmap to that end goal, of not...


Oct 24, 2018, 08:00 ET Ameritech Financial: Surprising Ways Income and Wealth Affect Attending and Graduating From College

Parents' income and wealth affect the probability of their children attending and graduating from college in surprising ways, according to a recent...