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Ameritech Financial: A Few Colleges Have Ended Student Loan Debt, Most Are Working to Reduce It

Ameritech Financial: A Few Colleges Have Ended Student Loan Debt, Most Are Working to Reduce It

Recent articles suggest that more and more colleges are doing away with loans. Though there is a focus on reducing student loan debt, few schools are actually committed to eliminating student loans. Most of the now 80 colleges that have…

American Financial Benefits Center: For Many Vet Techs, Helping Animals Costs Financial Security

American Financial Benefits Center: For Many Vet Techs, Helping Animals Costs Financial Security

Much is written about veterinarians and their student loan debt. Some consider the student loans that vets take out while earning advanced degrees to be some of the most challenging to pay off. The average student loan debt for 2016…

99% Rejection Rate From PSLF Program Doesn't Bode Well for Current or Future Applicants, Says Ameritech Financial

99% Rejection Rate From PSLF Program Doesn't Bode Well for Current or Future Applicants, Says Ameritech Financial

Getting rejected doesn’t feel good, and it is some people’s worst nightmare. Depending on what someone got rejected from, it may feel like there are long-term repercussions to deal with from getting rejected, and in a way there is. Student…

AFBC: Johns Hopkins University May Have Just Done Away With Student Loans for Good

AFBC: Johns Hopkins University May Have Just Done Away With Student Loans for Good

Not everyone can rely on scholarships to take them through school. Instead, most will have to rely on student loans to attend college, which repaying those often takes far longer than advertised as taking and costing more money. American Financial…

Ameritech Financial: Degrees Don't Guarantee Smooth Repayment, Especially for Minorities

Ameritech Financial: Degrees Don't Guarantee Smooth Repayment, Especially for Minorities

The idea is to take out student loans to afford college, get a degree and then work on repayment for a few years after landing a good-paying job with the earned degree. For many student loan borrowers, that’s not the case. For…

Ameritech Financial: Bipartisan Agreement Allows Student Loan Deferment for Cancer Diagnosis

Ameritech Financial: Bipartisan Agreement Allows Student Loan Deferment for Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis. Though individuals are more likely to survive than they were in the 1990s, more than 1.7 million cases will be diagnosed in 2018. More than 600,000 will not survive. As patients deal with the sobering…

AFBC: Want to Be Paid to Move? Tulsa, Oklahoma, May Be Looking to Do Just That

AFBC: Want to Be Paid to Move? Tulsa, Oklahoma, May Be Looking to Do Just That

Figuring out where to plant some roots and begin a new chapter in life isn’t always easy. There are all sorts of things to consider before moving and no one’s going to cover the costs to move. Or will they? American…

From Floods to Fires: Ameritech Financial Discusses What Climate Change Could Mean for Student Loan Borrowers' Finances

From Floods to Fires: Ameritech Financial Discusses What Climate Change Could Mean for Student Loan Borrowers' Finances

From the recent California wildfires to detrimental hurricanes like Sandy and Katrina, it has become more apparent that we may need to better prepare ourselves for these natural disasters. Scientists believe that climate change and global warming could be behind…

How Improving One's Mental Health Can Affect One's Life, Shares Financial Education Benefits Center

How Improving One's Mental Health Can Affect One's Life, Shares Financial Education Benefits Center

There are few things that affect someone’s well-being as much as their mental health. Many people may not choose to improve their mental health for a variety of reasons, but many may want to and are restricted because they do…

Making Poor Assumptions About Student Loan Borrowers' Financial Situation Does No One Any Favors, Says AFBC

Making Poor Assumptions About Student Loan Borrowers' Financial Situation Does No One Any Favors, Says AFBC

The majority of Americans attending college will need some sort of financial assistance. People who don’t need financial assistance for college, or much else in life, and sometimes even people who also need help, seem to harshly judge those who…

Ameritech Financial Talks Notable Government and Business Policies Which May Lower Student Loans Like the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act

Ameritech Financial Talks Notable Government and Business Policies Which May Lower Student Loans Like the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act

Ameritech Financial is closely following the Student Loan Repayment Acceleration Act that Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado proposed recently. If this bill passed it would allow employers to contribute up to $10,000 per year towards their employee’s student loan debt.…

Ameritech Financial: Billions of Robocalls Scamming Consumers, Including Student Loan Borrowers

Ameritech Financial: Billions of Robocalls Scamming Consumers, Including Student Loan Borrowers

Right now, about 30 percent of all cell phone calls come from robocall scammers. Next year, that number will increase to half of all calls, according to First Orion. The ability of scammers to mask caller identity is a main…

Ameritech Financial: Ohio Student Loan Borrowers May Not Need to Choose Between Repayment and Buying a House

Ameritech Financial: Ohio Student Loan Borrowers May Not Need to Choose Between Repayment and Buying a House

Immigration between states is nothing new as people are always looking for a situation that suits them better. Some states have better job prospects for certain fields, others may have more affordable housing. The reasons people move vary, but they…

Student Loan Debt Significantly Lowers the Ability to Start a Business, Says American Financial Benefits Center

Student Loan Debt Significantly Lowers the Ability to Start a Business, Says American Financial Benefits Center

​​Starting a business can be an arduous task for the average person, but for someone carrying student loan debt, it may feel impossible. A borrower with $30,000 in student loans is 11 percent less likely to start a business than…

Student Loan Repayment Isn't Only a Problem for the Young, Says Ameritech Financial

Student Loan Repayment Isn't Only a Problem for the Young, Says Ameritech Financial

People say stuff like “it’s only downhill from here”, trying to say that it gets easier. In theory, as people have had more time to climb their professional ladder, save up some money, and get comfortable in their home, it…

Ameritech Financial Talks Small Business Saturday

Ameritech Financial Talks Small Business Saturday

During the holidays consumers are bombarded by advertisements for this season’s holiday shopping. At the top of the list, Black Friday. But with all those rampant Black Friday sales nearly behind us, it is time to look ahead at Saturday…

American Financial Benefits Center Shares Some Strategies to Take Control of Student Loans

American Financial Benefits Center Shares Some Strategies to Take Control of Student Loans

Having student loans is common, but knowing successful repayment strategies is not. Knowing the different options available for private and federal loans can reduce repayment by thousands of dollars, provide a flexible repayment schedule, or allow a borrower to have…

ATF: Fifth in Population, Thirty-Third in Size, But Can Pennsylvania Really Be the Worst State for Student Loans?

ATF: Fifth in Population, Thirty-Third in Size, But Can Pennsylvania Really Be the Worst State for Student Loans?

With 50 states in our country, of course one of them is going to rank the worst in a few categories. The worst may depend on who is asked, and those that live in the mentioned state may have a…

Ameritech Financial: Two Texas Bills Propose Free College for Some Students

Ameritech Financial: Two Texas Bills Propose Free College for Some Students

Ameritech Financial is closely monitoring developments in legislation proposed in Texas to help residents pay for higher education. Texas state Senator Judith Zaffirini has authored two bills. The first proposes to pay for community college tuition for students meeting certain…

Ameritech Financial: What Low Unemployment and Low Wage Growth Could Mean for Student Loan Borrowers

Ameritech Financial: What Low Unemployment and Low Wage Growth Could Mean for Student Loan Borrowers

Since the 2008 recession hit, the labor market has been slowly gaining traction in an attempt to get back to those glory days. While the market is doing very well, with a low unemployment rate, there is surprisingly a very…

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