Blog categorized as Debt

Do ISAs Have a Racial or Gender Bias? New Study Suggests the Answer is “No!” 

Last week, an organization called Jobs for the Future (JFF) released the results of a statistical study they undertook to investigate whether or not Income Share Agreements (ISAs) reflect either a racial or gender bias in the distribution of their use. The report concluded that there is no bias in t...

25.04.22 11:39 PM - Comment(s)

Debt is rising for Americans, and even though some debt such as mortgage debt is seen as financially viable, other consumer debt such as car loans and credit cards can be detrimental to an individual's financial wellbeing.  

According to Northwestern Mutual's 2021 Planning & Progress St...

21.03.22 06:14 PM - Comment(s)
Why is student debt a social issue?
stressed student

We can agree that not all loans are bad from a financial point of view. In fact, getting a loan can improve your credit score as long as you repay it in a timely manner.

On the other hand, the pros and cons of a loan vary depending upon the type of loan. For example, a home loan is beneficial as it ...

27.12.21 11:54 PM - Comment(s)
4 ways you're stuck in a debt trap

Debt can be a useful tool, but other times you can get stuck in the debt trap. Sometimes debt keeps you in a continuous cycle where interest compounds and it seems like you'll never escape. So what are some of the ways that debt traps you?

1. Interest isn't your friend

Interest is a parasite that you...

15.11.21 11:17 PM - Comment(s)
Is it better to pay off debt or save money?

As a general rule you if the money you save has a higher return rate than debt, you should save money; and if the interest of your debt is higher, you should start paying off debt.

Usually one does not have only one type of debt but different such as credit card debt, mortgages, student debt, car lo...

20.09.21 09:29 PM - Comment(s)
Income Share Agreements and Income-Based Repayment Plans: What’s the Difference?

As the realization that student loan debt has become a serious issue in the United States spreads, the number of different solutions proposed to resolve or at least alleviate the burden on the debtholders has increased as well. Two of the newest and probably most misunderstood are the Income Share ...

28.06.21 07:09 PM - Comment(s)
Ways to Pay Down Your Debt Ahead of Time

It can be difficult and take a lot of time to pay down your debt, unless you come across a huge windfall. However, if you’re like most people, you probably don’t have a lot of extra cash laying around to deal with your problems. Even without a huge windfall, it’s still possible to become debt free!...

05.04.21 06:05 PM - Comment(s)
Three new companies helping you destroy your debt

Debt can be beneficial and some of it is good debt. Some debt can help you to improve your credit score and help make big purchases like cars or houses. Student debt is not that. Other debt is not like that. Bad debt comes in many shapes in sizes, but it always leaves you in a worse position than b...

15.06.20 07:16 PM - Comment(s)
Compound Interest: How does it work?

Compound interest is considered by some to be the eighth wonder of a world, and for good reason. It can be a hard concept to understand at first, but it's actually fairly simple. Unlike ​simple interest​, this interest grows on top of the interest already earned until that point. This means that ca...

16.03.20 07:50 PM - Comment(s)
The State of American Debt

Debt is a fact of life. It follows us everywhere and is readily available for many big purchases, like cars and homes. In fact, the average American debt sits at nearly ​$38,000​ a person. This is mostly spread across the four main types of debt: Mortgages, Student Loans, Auto Loans, and ...

21.01.20 10:46 PM - Comment(s)