Author: Jason Butler

What Does the Trump Administration Mean for Student Loans

In America, we have a new President. Now people are thinking about the promises Donald Trump made including his plan for student loan debt. There are many questions regarding this matter such as what do actual borrowers want to happen about the student loan policy? It seems that what student loan borrowers wanted is pretty close to the promise made by Trump. Trump said that he wants to utilize tax breaks and tax dollars to incentivize college reducing costs. Analyzing the situation, it is said that student loan borrowers like Donald Trump’s idea, but they are not sure if...

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Graduate School Isn’t For Everyone

For many people, attaining a bachelor's degree is just the beginning. A lot of folks like to continue their education by getting their Master's or Ph.D. If you don't want to go to graduate school, that's perfectly fine. It's not for everyone. I'll be the first person to tell you that. Graduate school isn't for me, and I've known that since I graduated from undergrad nearly nine years ago. I knew that graduate school comes with risks and rewards.More Student DebtAccording to The Student Loan Report, in 2015 the average student loan debt was $28,000. That's just counting undergrad....

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5 Things Any College Student Can Do To Make Money

Money can be pretty scarce if you are a college student. Tuition and fees can be pretty high. Most of the students use financial aid to take care of those things which explains such high levels of average student debt. Adding to their debt troubles, many students take out additional loans in order to get a refund check for spending money. They also may ask their parents for money. What if I told you there were some things that any college student could do to make money independently? In today's post, I want to share with you five different things that...

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What I Would Do Differently

Hello, everyone. Many of us graduate from college with some amount of debt. Some can pay it off quickly while others struggle with it. For a while, I was in that struggling group. Circumstances and misinformation have caused my loans to be higher now than they were when I graduated from college. I'm glad that I'm actively paying on them now, but I wish I would have got a jump on them earlier. In today's post, I want to go over some things that I would differently.Number 1: I would Have Applied Myself More in High SchoolI'd like to...

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Why I Never Took Out a Parent PLUS Loan

Many of you have heard of the Parent PLUS Loan before. Some of you may have had to have your parent take that loan out for you during college. I could have asked my mother to take one out, but I chose not to. Today, I want to share with you five reasons why I never took out a Parent PLUS loan.My College Wasn’t That ExpensiveFor the most part, my college expenses were covered by my financial aid. If I had asked my mother to take out that loan, I would have been setting both of us up for...

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