Posts by Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg, B.S., M.Ed., is a freelance writer specializing in business, finance, health, and wellness. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master's Degree in Counseling. When she’s not writing, Sara can be found at the gym lifting weights, running the back roads to train for her next half-marathon, and spending time with her husband and two children.
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Have you faced a financial hardship lately that’s preventing you from making payments on your student loan?

If you’re struggling to stay current on your monthly payment  or you’ve fallen several months behind, forbearance and deferment are two terms you need to know more about.

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Did you know that more than half of millennials have asked for a bump in pay in the last two years? But that’s not all: nearly 80% of those who asked were told yes, according to a recent report from NBC News. 

After reading this, you might have the urge to march into work tomorrow and ask for more money. Good for you. But before you do, let's get you in the right mindset.

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Paying off your student loans early might seem like a great idea, especially when you consider all of the interest charges you could save. 

But if paying making extra payments means that the rest of your finances take a back seat while you OD on stress, it might not be the best strategy. Learning how to find some peace of mind when it comes to your student loans can help you minimize money anxiety and make smarter financial decisions. 

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If you’re struggling to make your federal student loan payment each month, then you might be looking for ways to make your loans more affordable.

Income-driven repayment plans can help you lower your federal student loan payment by adjusting your payments based on your income.

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If you’re eager to buy a home but have no money for a down payment, you might be tempted to sign-on for a zero-down home loan.

While the idea of getting a new set of house keys without dropping any money at the bank may seem enticing, there’s typically a downside to something this easy.

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IIf you feel like you’ve run out of options for paying your student loan debt, you may be considering bankruptcy. But is that even possible? 

Filing for bankruptcy on your student loan isn’t easy, and it doesn’t always work. You can file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Note that neither of these options wipes away student loan debt like they do other personal debts, such as credit card debt or personal loans.

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