Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2014 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here.

Pull up those balances!

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2014 Check-In

Pull up those balances!

The Answer to Getting Out of Credit Card Trouble: A Spreadsheet

When I clicked the "sure, I'll pay back this $55K" button on the student loan site, I had $10K in credit card debt. I also had no idea that I had racked up $10K on my credit cards.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2013 Check-In

It's time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Simplifying Student Loan Payments

Karen Weise at Businessweek breaks down a proposal from a group of "student-aid advocacy and research organizations" whose aims are to simplify student loan repayment. The plan includes "auto-IBR," or automatically enrolling all federal student loan borrowers in a repayment plan based on income, and then collecting payments through an employer withholding system. Whoa now.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2014 Check-In

Pull up those balances!

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November 2013 Check-In

It's time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again. If you're joining us for the first time, you can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here.

Anna Moreno’s Student Loan Default Story on Marketplace

A few weeks ago, Anna Moreno wrote a piece for us about what happened when she defaulted on her student loans. Anna talked to Marketplace over the Fourth of July weekend, and reminded listeners that defaulting is not the end of the world.

Michigan Proposes Its Own Pay It Forward Tuition Plan

As USA Today reports, the state legislature in Michigan is reviewing a bill to create a sort of radical new tuition program that's known as the "pay-it-forward" system. Basically, you go to school for free ("free"), then pay back the school, interest-free, out of your future paycheck. Your payments cover the next kid to go to school for "free."

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: December 2013 Check-In

It's time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

A College Rankings System Tied to Federal Funding

In an effort to get feedback on President Obama's plans to develop a federal college ratings system, the Education Department hosted the first in a series of public forums yesterday at California State University Dominguez Hills.

Snap Reactions to New Federal Student Loan Rates

1. o no o no

2. i'm still behind by $150 worth of payments