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What Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know About Mortgages

February 01, 2014

This article provides tips for student loan borrowers considering mortgages. Begin by making sure that everything on your credit report is accurate because it takes time to correct any mistakes. Three months should be sufficient time to detect and correct mistakes. Save for a Down Payment Different mortgage loan programs require different

How Student Loans Affect Your Credit

December 01, 2013

Information about your student loans is reflected on your credit report and will influence your credit score. A high credit score based on a positive credit history helps you qualify for favorable terms on mortgages and other loans. A low credit score can make it hard to get

Three Keys to Managing Student Loans

October 01, 2013

Although law school is expensive and most law students graduate with significant student loan debt, reducing the costs that are within your control, choosing federal over private loans, and understanding your repayment options will go a long way toward successfully managing your debt. Ideally, your total debt would be less than

Career Expectations Help Guide You to a Successful Student Loan Strategy

May 01, 2013

Part Four of Four in a Series by Heather Jarvis In the final installment of her series, student debt expert Heather Jarvis discusses which student loan repayment strategies best fit your existing financial circumstances and your employment expectations. Law graduates work in

Student Loan Timeline for Graduating Students

March 03, 2013

Graduating law students have a lot to think about. You’ll need to pay attention to your student loans while you are studying for the bar examination and conducting your employment search. An organized approach can keep your payments affordable, protect your credit rating, and help you avoid fees

Taxes, Student Loans, and the Bottom Line

January 01, 2013

Many people take care in preparing a tax return so that they do not pay more tax than is required. Not only can careful tax preparation minimize the amount of tax you pay, but it can also influence your monthly student loan payments. What specific tax considerations do student loan

Getting a Grip on Your Student Debt

November 01, 2012

A legal education represents a major investment of time and money. Increasing costs and declining salaries mean the “return on investment” of a law degree is not what it was. You can’t change the fact that law school is expensive, but the steps that follow will help you lessen your