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American Financial Benefits Center: Student Loan Debt Crisis Shows No Sign of Abating

American Financial Benefits Center (AFBC) continues to closely monitor the uninterrupted rise in college cost and the effect this has on millions of student loan borrowers. With more than 44 million borrowers owing more than $1.5 trillion and no relief…

Ameritech Financial: How to Define Excessive Student Loan Debt

What is excessive student loan debt? How can it be defined? Of course, very simply, too much student loan debt is an amount that cannot be paid off in a reasonable amount of time and both stalls lifecycle progress and…

Starting a Family? Don't Let Student Loans Stop You Says Ameritech Financial

Student loans can prevent Americans from starting a family. Many may feel like they cannot live the life they want until they gain more control over their finances. Yet, financial control and family life may be within reach if a borrower…

Ameritech Financial Recommends That Consumers Read Up on FTC Reports About Data Breach Scams

In 2017, there were 1,579 data breaches in America, exposing 178 million records, according to Statista. What to do after a data breach can be confusing for consumers, especially if they are concerned about lost money or their personal information…

Students Save More and Parents Save Less, But Student Loan Debt is Still a Crisis, According to Ameritech Financial

Why are parents saving less money for their child’s college education? And why are students on their way to college saving more? A recent study by Allianz shows that in preparation for college, prospective students had saved $7,801 in 2018,…

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…

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