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Ameritech Financial: Women With Federal Student Loans Can Access Repayment Resources for Simpler Repayment

Ameritech Financial: Women With Federal Student Loans Can Access Repayment Resources for Simpler Repayment

Women hold most of the student debt in the United States. Despite being more likely to go to college, data shows that women’s families contribute less on average to their college costs. Women who have student loans in repayment may…

Ameritech Financial: Business School Graduates May Face Sky-High Tuition and Should Consider Student Loan Repayment Choices

Ameritech Financial: Business School Graduates May Face Sky-High Tuition and Should Consider Student Loan Repayment Choices

​​​Getting an MBA, especially from an elite institution, can be a gateway to a high-paying job. However, the price tags of certain MBA programs are huge, and going to business school can result in a pile of student debt. Former…

Ameritech Financial Can Help Retired Student Loan Borrowers Keep Their Golden Years Shining

Ameritech Financial Can Help Retired Student Loan Borrowers Keep Their Golden Years Shining

Paying down debt and saving for retirement can be in direct opposition. With legislation that’s been introduced recently that would allow student loan borrowers to delay their retirement in exchange for student loan discharge, that has never been truer. That…

AFBC: The Right Student Loan Repayment Plan Can Give Parents' Budgets Room for Kids' Activities

Recent years have seen the rise of children's structured activities. This means more dance class, summer camps, and sports. And while kids’ sports are often expensive, parents may be inclined to make the sacrifice if their child’s heart is set on…

American Financial Benefits Center on the Intersection of Dating and Debt

American Financial Benefits Center on the Intersection of Dating and Debt

It may appear at first glance that debt and dating share only a first letter. But the topic of debt is important to everyone, and it certainly affects some dating practices. While personal connection may be first and foremost in…

American Financial Benefits Center Clients Don't Need to Seek Extra Work Just to Cover Student Loans

American Financial Benefits Center Clients Don't Need to Seek Extra Work Just to Cover Student Loans

When one source of income isn’t enough, about 11 percent of Americans have found additional employment, according to a recent study. However, for young college graduates with student debt, that number is nearly double: 21 percent have more than one…

American Financial Benefits Center to Borrowers: There's More Than One Way to Use a Tax Refund

American Financial Benefits Center to Borrowers: There's More Than One Way to Use a Tax Refund

It’s tax season and for many Americans, that could mean a tax return. Many people consider getting a tax refund like getting a bonus: that extra income can go to anything. Of course, anytime extra money presents itself, student loan…

American Financial Benefits Center Advises Caution: Tax Filing Status Can Affect Student Loan Payments

American Financial Benefits Center Advises Caution: Tax Filing Status Can Affect Student Loan Payments

​What do student loans and taxes have in common? It sounds like the opening to a bad joke, but when student loan payments are calculated using income, which is most easily gathered through tax documents, it’s easier to see the…

Don't Panic, Says Ameritech Financial Regarding First Year of Repayment

Don't Panic, Says Ameritech Financial Regarding First Year of Repayment

Student loans have been in a negative spotlight for some time, being branded a national problem, and causing panic and stress in many student loan borrowers. Most of the advice about dealing with student loans is to get rid of…

Ameritech Financial Presents: 3 Things Not to Do if You're Worried About Your Student Loans

Ameritech Financial Presents: 3 Things Not to Do if You're Worried About Your Student Loans

For borrowers with student loans, the prospect of repayment may fill them with dread. However, borrowers of federal student loans — the majority of student loan borrowers in the United States, that is — have protections and options for paying back…

AFBC Guides Clients in Gathering Documents for Potentially Complicated IDR Applications

AFBC Guides Clients in Gathering Documents for Potentially Complicated IDR Applications

​Student loans can complicate anyone’s financial situation, no matter how complicated their financial situation already is. Income-driven repayment plans can help simplify student loan payments by making them more affordable, but a complicated financial situation can make IDR applications and…

Ameritech Financial Reminds Service Members of Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Options

Ameritech Financial Reminds Service Members of Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Options

Serving in any branch of the military can be a deeply enriching experience. But while service members are lauded for their sacrifices, they often need to finance their educations by taking out student loans. In return for their service, there…

Do Student Loans and the Holidays Mix? Ameritech Financial Suggests Healthy Spending Habits During the Holidays

Do Student Loans and the Holidays Mix? Ameritech Financial Suggests Healthy Spending Habits During the Holidays

​Everyone experiences the holiday season a little differently, even student loan borrowers. According to a few recent surveys, the holiday behaviors of student loan borrowers is going to change this holiday season in several ways. Whether that means increased spending…

Ameritech Financial Reminds PLUS Loan Borrowers That Their High Debt is Not Unmanageable

Ameritech Financial Reminds PLUS Loan Borrowers That Their High Debt is Not Unmanageable

PLUS loans are federal student loans available for graduate and professional students to help them pursue their advanced education dreams. However, with the higher interest rates and other contributing factors, borrowers who have PLUS loans often hold more debt than…

Ameritech Financial Helps Student Loan Borrowers Understand Potential Options to Get Out of Default

Ameritech Financial Helps Student Loan Borrowers Understand Potential Options to Get Out of Default

​​After falling for several years, federal student loan defaults rose this year to 11.5 percent of borrowers. While this may be a warning for borrowers who are at risk, borrowers already in default may not care how many others are…

Students From These States Face Higher Student Debt; AFBC Helps Borrowers Navigate Repayment

Students From These States Face Higher Student Debt; AFBC Helps Borrowers Navigate Repayment

Recent reports agree that when it comes to student loan debt, where students live in the U.S. is just as important as their chosen major and college. States in the northeastern and midwestern regions of the U.S. have much higher…

Ameritech Financial Helps Student Loan Borrowers Avoid Default, Continue Working

Ameritech Financial Helps Student Loan Borrowers Avoid Default, Continue Working

There are many downsides to defaulting on student loan debt. In addition to negative credit reports and collection agency calls, borrowers in several states may need to worry about their professional licenses being revoked. For borrowers in certain professions, these…

AFBC Supports Student Loan Borrowers Regardless of Background as Certain Borrowers Are Hit Hardest by Default, Possible Fraud

AFBC Supports Student Loan Borrowers Regardless of Background as Certain Borrowers Are Hit Hardest by Default, Possible Fraud

Negotiations for the rewriting of Department of Education rules regarding borrower defense opened last week to much ado. Borrower defense to repayment is relief that cancels the debt owed by federal student loan borrowers who have attended schools that misled…

'What's Going on With My Student Loans?' Ameritech Financial Works on Behalf of Borrowers to Ease Repayment Process

'What's Going on With My Student Loans?' Ameritech Financial Works on Behalf of Borrowers to Ease Repayment Process

Many people are not clear about the details of their student loans and who administers them. While borrowing and repaying large sums of money should be a transparent process, that is not always the case. Several surveys conducted over the past few…

AFBC Encourages Consumers to Check on Their Credit Report and Student Loan Accounts

AFBC Encourages Consumers to Check on Their Credit Report and Student Loan Accounts

A credit report is like a report card in the world of debt. It’s important to not only stay current with debt, but also make sure that the “report card” reflects true performance. However, sometimes things happen that are out…

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