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Should I Consolidate My Federal Student Loans?

2022-05-24T18:59:42+00:00By |

  If you are one of the 43 million current or former borrowers with outstanding federal student loan debt, you may be thinking of consolidating your federal student loans. Maybe you are hoping that a single payment each month will relieve some of the burdens of meeting your obligations and even lower your overall student [...]

How Do You Consolidate Federal Student Loans?

2022-05-24T18:56:05+00:00By |

About 45 million people in the United States have student loan debt, and 95 percent of these borrowers have federal loans. On average, those borrowers owe $36,510 to the federal government. With these staggering statistics, perhaps it’s no surprise that most people with federal student debt have more than one loan.  The number of loans [...]

How Do You Answer A Lawsuit For Debt Collection In Texas?

2022-05-24T18:52:18+00:00By |

  Being served with notice that you’re being sued by a creditor can feel overwhelming. But it is not cause for panic. Thousands of debt collection lawsuits are filed each month in Texas. You’re not alone, and you’re not in serious trouble. But you do need to answer the debt collection lawsuit within [...]

Can You File Bankruptcy On Private Student Loans?

2022-05-24T18:49:26+00:00By |

In July of 2021, students struggling to pay back private student loans were given a reprieve by the U.S. Federal Court, when it ruled that private student loans are not considered qualified higher education expenses. This effectively opened the door to discharge private student loans via bankruptcy.  Here’s what to know about relief from private [...]

What is Federal Student Loan Consolidation?

2022-04-27T18:45:12+00:00By |

Student loan consolidation with the Department of Education involves changing the terms of your debt to make it more affordable. You bring together all of your federal student loans, fill out an application and promissory note, and a new loan is issued by the federal government to replace the old ones.  You then only make [...]

What You Should Know About Auto Loan Lawsuits

2022-04-27T18:25:11+00:00By |

Are you facing an auto loan lawsuit? When an auto loan goes unpaid, there are a few potential consequences. The first is typically repossession of your vehicle. But in some cases there can be further litigation involved in an unpaid car loan. Lenders have rights in these situations, but so do borrowers. As a borrower, [...]

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