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When Is A Good Time To File For Bankruptcy?

By George Morris | November 20, 2015

The decision on whether to file for bankruptcy is as much about time as money. Specifically, how much time will it take to pay off unsecured debts? If the answer…

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Can a student loan be discharged by permanent disability?

By George Morris | November 9, 2015

Dear Liz: We have a family member who recently was approved by Social Security for a complete disability claim. This person will never work again but has an outstanding student…

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New Law Gives 529 Plans Permanent Tax-Exempt Status

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

Before members of Congress left for their summer break, they gave parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and anyone trying to save for a child’s college education a welcome break. Included in…

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Understanding 529 Plan Options

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

NASD announced recently that it has ordered Minneapolis-based Ameriprise Financial, formerly American Express Financial Advisors, to pay a fine of $500,000 for failing to adequately supervise the firm’s sales of…

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Student Loan Debt Relief

By George Morris | November 3, 2015

The years of stressing over exams and research papers might be over for college graduates, but there’s still some anxiety to deal with: 65% left school with student loan debt.…

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How Goal Setting Can Get You Out Of Debt

By George Morris | October 29, 2015

Getting what you want doesn’t always come easy. More often than not, you’ve got to work hard to achieve the results you desire. Getting out of debt and securing your…

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Student Loan Repayment Checklist

By George Morris | July 29, 2015

It may be a few years away, but getting organized now will help you when it comes time to start repaying your student loans. Make sure your loan companies have…

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Student Loan Or Credit Card Debt?

By George Morris | July 29, 2015

If you’re struggling to keep up with credit card debt, you’re not alone. If you have the dual Mt. Everest of student loan and credit card debt to climb, the…

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Help For Student Loan Debt

By George Morris | July 29, 2015

I graduated from college four years ago. I was current on my student loan payments for three years, but last year I lost my job and have been unable to…

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Guide To Student Loans

By George Morris | July 29, 2015

Don’t Let This Happen to You: “By all accounts, I should be living well right now. However, due to my personal loans, I pay more to the loan company than…