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I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke... Posted on 3/26/13 at 7:30 AM
IN THE BLACK The Price of Student Loans
In many cases, it may be necessary to take out student loans for your college education. However, it is important to keep track of how much you will need to pay back. Suze Orman has the guideline of... Posted on 3/3/13 at 11:53 AM
NDAD INSIGHTS Program provides financial option for life-enhancing gifts
Retail's "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" have come and gone, but the gift-buying season continues.
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THE FLENSBURGER FILES Education should be encouraged, not denied
8:10 on a Wednesday morning in a lecture hall, waiting for the first class of the day to start. It is one of the introductory classes which provides students studying English with an insight to lite... Posted on 10/25/12 at 8:36 AM
REAL MONEY Facing Student Loans after Graduation
College graduation is approaching for many. It can be a very uncertain time financially so thinking of making loan payments when regular income is not established can be difficult. Unfortunately, many... Posted on 5/2/12 at 7:01 AM
Something happened last week that ought to concern everyone who lives, works and pays taxes in Grand Forks. Cirrus Aircraft, an established local employer, came to the city’s Growth Fund Committee to ask for a loan. Company officials were treated rudely.
It's absolutely true, as Herald staff writer Jennifer Johnson reported, that where UND and the North Dakota University System are concerned, "wages for many graduates have not kept up with inflation, even as student-debt loads reach record levels." Given that reality, why has enrollment stayed strong?
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., was among more than a dozen and a half officials who received loan discounts from Countrywide. The Senate’s ethics committee investigated Conrad but did not charge him with any ethical wrongdoing.
Move over, mortgages. Get out of the way, Greece. Another economic doomsday scenario is emerging. Student loan debt has reached about $870 billion, exceeding credit cards and auto loans, and balances are expected to continue climbing, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said last month.
Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs. Their credit report contained a shocker: A $200 medical bill had been sent to a collection agency. Although since paid, it still lowered their credit scores by about 100 points, and it means they'll have to pay a discount point to get the best interest rate. Cost to them: $2,500.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem warned state residents Friday to be on alert for conmen posing as collectors of payday loans or other debts. The scam is similar to one he warned about a few months ago, but the conmen appear to have escalated their threats.
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