Are you looking for a Fresh Start?

Uncategorized

Four States Suing Navient, Government Agency In Bed With DOE

California is the fourth state to file a lawsuit against one of the government’s largest debt collecting agencies: Navient. California is the largest state to file a lawsuit against Navient, joining Pennsylvania, Washington, and Illinois. Navient is one of the eight largest debt collection services hired by the United States “to collect $1.4 trillion owed…

Read More

Department of Education Not Allowing Loan Forgiveness

Four senators are taking a stand against Betsy DeVos and the dysfunctional Department of Education when it comes to student loan forgiveness. Federal loans make up $1,331.7 billion of all student loan debt as of this year .1 Democratic Senators Tim Kaine, Sheldon Whitehouse, Tammy Duckworth, and Maggie Hassan sent a letter to Secretary DeVos…

Read More

Wells Fargo in trouble?

Wells Fargo Bank has been faced with penalties due to ignoring student loan debt in debtor Ryan’s bankruptcy. Ryan filed for bankruptcy in 2007 and after his discharge; Wells Fargo commenced litigation and collection actively on the debt. In 2008, Ryan was making monthly payments of $150 on the loan that would be made for…

Read More

Ivy League Debt free?

Brown University is a private Ivy league university in Providence, Rhode Island, that is known for its unique teaching, curriculum, and research.  This prestigious university is ranked #14 in national universities. Its tuition and fees is about $53,400 and about 43% of students are receiving financial aid.   Brown offers $112.5 million. With that said, Brown…

Read More

Trump Tax Reform and Student loans

Within the United States, according to IRS records, there are forty-four million Americans with student loan debt. President Trump’s tax reform bill states that “special interest deductions” will be made in the areas of medical expenses, adoption and student loan interest rates. The Trump administrations alleged overall goal of the tax cut is to grow…

Read More

Employees get financial help from Employers for their student loans?

According to Pew Research Center: Social and Demographic Trends, 53% of employers are likely to stay at their current job with SLP, 64% of employees are likely to recommend their company to a friend for employment opportunity, and 74% of employees report being happy at their place of employment with SLP(2016). Since this launch, many…

Read More

Secret Service…Broke?

Has the Secret Service Gone broke trying to protect Trump? Over 1000 agents have already exceeded the mandated cap for overtime. This was supposed to last them a year. A total of 42 people are being protected and 18 of them are members of his family. However, during Obama’s administration, there was only 31. This…

Read More

Tuition Free New York City Colleges

Hillary Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into effect a law that provides free tuition to public colleges and universities in New York State. The requirements and stipulations makes me question whether “free” college tuition has seen achieved or if it remains out of reach. Any progress towards this goal is appreciated, but upon reading…

Read More

Student loan dischargeable debt

A simple internet search can discourage anyone from trying to file their student loan debt as dischargeable bankruptcy, but it is in fact a debt that can be resolved through bankruptcy law. Michelle Labayen has successfully discharged or reduced student loan debt for numerous clients. The debtor must prove that repaying their loans places an…

Read More

President Trump and Student Loan Debt

As a hopeful optimist, I looked at President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal for student loan debt. His plan is to increase the rate of repayment from 10% as in Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) to 12.5% so the student can be out of debt in fifteen years opposed to twenty. Several websites and students worry…

Read More

Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program

In this season of giving, students should extend a thank you to government student loan forgiveness programs such as the Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program. Originally called the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, it has since been nicknamed due to Obama’s changes. Some of the changes Obama has made include total debt forgiveness for…

Read More

Could Selen Financial and Bayview Services become your new Landlord?

Senator Warren spoke the Senate on Wednesday September 30, 2015 to detail how HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in collusion with Hedge funds. She argued that it should be no real surprise that with government support; single family homes are packaged and sold to wall street. (Source: http://sierramadre.patch.com/articles/realtors-sale-of-foreclosed-homes-to-spell-doom- for-housing-market-9eec5fa0, http://www.baycitizen.org/housing/story/report-investors-buy- nearly-half- homes/,http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/29/real_estate/Fannie_foreclosure_homes/index.htm, http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/another-hidden-bailouthelping-wall-street-…

Read More

College For All Act

Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders aims to make an overall more educated workforce in America with his College for All Act. Without his plan, Sanders believes America will only continue to fall further behind the world economy. Sanders’ solution to the U.S. falling behind is by making all public colleges and universities free of…

Read More

Difference Between Federal and Private Student Loans

The idea that “student loans are just student loans” is the very idea that gets students into lasting debt. There are major differences between federal and private loans that include leniency to debt repayment, loan forgiveness, interest rates, and consequences for default on payments. Federal student loans can be better for students because it does…

Read More

Department of Education vs. Obama

Obama has become the poster boy for the Democratic Party, accomplishing universal health care, legalizing gay marriage, recovering a nation in an economic crisis, and solving countless other problems during his presidency.  One of the last issues he hopes to improve before leaving office is student loan reform.  He has gone after corrupt career training…

Read More