Student Loan Repayment: When to Start

For many recent college graduates, student loan repayment has not yet started.  This is because most students will take advantage of their grace period, which is the period of time after graduation and before repayment begins.  For the Direct federal loan borrowers, the grace period is the six month period from the month of their…

New Addition

baby girlI am excited to inform my readers of a personal milestone in my life.  My wife, Gerrie and I became grandparents for the first time.  Our daughter delivered Emily Marie in late July.    Both mother and granddaughter are doing great and I am excited to have another princess in my life.

How Grandparents Can Help Save for college

Fred Amrein was quoted in the US News article titled “How Grandparents Can Help Save for College”.  The author, Stacy Rapacon reviews several strategies that grandparents can utilize if they plan to help their grandchildren pay for college.   Completing the FAFSA and understanding the EFC calculation for the family needs to be considered first by…

Student Loan Repayment Advice

The number of people with student debt has almost doubled since 2006 and the total amount of student debt has doubled since 2009.  As this crisis grows, the lack of good student loan repayment advice continues to lag.  As a matter a fact, more borrowers are the victims of improper advice than ever before. The…