Student Loan Repayment Basics

Did you know that nearly three quarters of students leave school with student loan debt? This means that navigating and negotiating the ins and outs of repaying student loans has become a fact of life for a majority of people.

The first step to repayment is getting to know the fine print of your loan(s). Do you have a public or a private loan? Is it subsidized or unsubsidized? Will you have a grace period after you leave school? Check out the video below from BetterMoneyHabits.com and get the know-how you need to understand the types of loans you have and what your options for repayment may look like moving forward.

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Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.

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Written by Katie Bryan | October 28, 2013

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”

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