Monthly Archives: January 2010

Twenty-six

I’ve reached a turning point in my life. I no longer wish to be reminded of my birthday! But since I’ve done so at twenty-five, twenty-four and twenty-three, I’ve decided deal with the reminder that I am, indeed, getting older,… Continue reading

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Anatomy of a promissory note (part 3)

Editor’s note: Today we’re wrapping up our walk through of the Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note. Make sure to read the first and second posts of the series as well. Are you ready to dive back in to the… Continue reading

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Anatomy of a promissory note (part 2)

Editor’s note: We’re taking a few days to walk through the Federal Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note. If you haven’t already done so, check out the first page details in our initial post of the series. The next stop as… Continue reading

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Anatomy of a promissory note (part 1)

Editor’s note: As students begin applying for federal student aid, this New Year we’re taking some time to talk about one common federal student loan — The Federal Stafford Loan — or, more specifically, that loan’s promissory note. Follow… Continue reading

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FAFSA Q&A

Although it’s only January, now is the time to start getting serious about your funding for college  next year. For high school seniors applying for financial aid for the first time, that means completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal… Continue reading

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How did you spend the majority of your winter break?

Student LoanDown readers, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, that includes your winter break, which means you’re back on campus. As you get back in the swing of things at school, we’re wondering how you spent the… Continue reading

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Making the most of your semester

The New Year means fresh starts, and, for students, a fresh semester. As you look toward the semester ahead, think about ways to make the most of it, particularly when it comes to your classes — after all, you are… Continue reading

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Money-saving tricks for 2010

Happy 2010! Have you made any money-related New Year’s resolutions? For me, this is the year I want to settle on a specific college-savings plan for my two younger kids, and cut back spending where I can (like eating out)…. Continue reading

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