Monthly Archives: August 2013

Information and Tips for First Generation Students and Families Planning for College

According to a 2013 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, college graduates have lower unemployment rates, fare better during recessions, and earn wages roughly double those of high school graduates. When made responsibly, a higher education remains … Continue reading

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Can I Lower My Student Loan Interest Rate?

One of the common questions we get here at the StudentLoanDown blog is, “Can I lower my student loan interest rate?” Whether you’re looking to lower your monthly payment because you can’t afford it or are just interested in decreasing … Continue reading

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What do they really mean by diversity?

Have you noticed that everyone today wants a more diverse and inclusive culture?  Whether you are applying for college, starting your first job or buying your first home, the word diversity pops up somewhere.  So much so that diversity has … Continue reading

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Getting financially fit for freshman year

You may feel ready for the academic and social challenges of college—but are you ready for the financial end of things? If you’re feeling a little uncertain in that regard, you’ve got a couple weeks to shape up and get … Continue reading

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Getting Banking Done

 You may have noticed them while listening to songs on Pandora, or while streaming cute kitten videos on YouTube. You can even watch them during episodes of Two and a Half Men. Wells Fargo has released a new set of … Continue reading

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Mobile Banking: A Smart Choice

As a rising college senior I can still remember the summer before freshman year, planning almost every detail of how I believed my freshman year would go. Sure I had a meal plan, my rent settled, and the majority of … Continue reading

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Assessing your activities

I hate to be the one bring it up, but school is about to get rolling again. Before the new year kicks in and you start moving on autopilot, take some time to sit back and really think about what … Continue reading

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Having the courage to fail

A little over 4 years ago I made a decision to leave the life I knew in Austin and move to New York.  Many people thought I was nuts to move at such a time.  The industry I work in … Continue reading

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Bookmark update

Hello readers! Here at the Student LoanDown, we try to always keep the blog fresh and topical, which is why I’m excited to announce that we have moved to a new blog platform! There may not be many changes you … Continue reading

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