Author: Jason Butler

My Other Student Loan Mistakes

I've made a few mistakes in my life when it concerns student loans. Earlier last month, I discussed how life was a roller coaster for me after I graduated from college. Things started to get better for me once I moved back to my hometown. I was able to find a decent paying full-time job and pay attention to my money.I was working at a financial aid office (not my current school) as a financial aid rep. I was learning quite a bit about student loans and other financial aid, but I wasn't sure I wanted to stay in...

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Loan Mistakes I’ve Seen My Students Make

I’ve been working in financial aid for almost three years. I’ve counseled hundreds of students during this time. Talking to students about student loans is always interesting. Some understand what the loans are, while others don’t. In most cases, I try to educate the students and dissuade them from taking them out if they don’t truly need them. Unfortunately, some students still make mistakes when it comes to the loans. In today’s post, I will share a few of them with you.Believe it or not, I’ve had several students, take out students loans and didn’t realize that they had...

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What Students Don’t Understand About Private Loans

I’ve been out of college for a little over eight years.  I have student loan debt that I’m still paying back. I’m one of the folks that took out federal and private loans. When I was in college, my federal loans were not enough to cover my school costs. At the time, I had to find a private loan lender pretty fast. I settled on one particular company and was just happy to be approved. I figured that once I graduated from college, I’d be able to get that $50,000 job and pay my loans off in no time....

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6 Ways College Students Can Make Extra Money

Most college students usually don’t have that much money. Many of them believe that you are supposed to be a broke college student. Between classes and other activities, a lot of students may think they don’t have the time to make any money. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There is money to be made as a college student. My friends and I were never the typical broke college student. We all had some sort of part-time job or side hustle to help us get by. In today's post, I want to share with you seven ways college...

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