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Some options for handling overwhelming student loan debt

Americans' federal student loan debt is now at a whopping $1.4 trillion dollars. That debt is owed by about 44 million borrowers. There's no telling yet how borrowers will be impacted by the changes the Trump administration is considering to the federal student loan program,

An emergency room visit can put you in financial jeopardy

Most of us don't plan on ending up in an emergency room. Often, you don't even realize that you've been transported there until you wake up on a gurney in a hospital gown. As anyone who has experienced this knows, emergency room bills can be costly, even after your insurance pays its portion.

Hospitals are offering interest-free loans to patients

As we've discussed here before, medical debt is one of the leading causes of bankruptcy. Even a medical bill of $2,000 after an insurer has paid its share of your bill can be an unexpected expense that many Americans simply can't handle.

Not all debts are created equally, debt relief efforts vary

In a previous blog post, we discussed some strategies you can use to work with a collection agency regarding debt. When this doesn't happen or if you are unable to pay for the bill, you might decide that you need to seek out other options for debt relief. We want you to know that you do have legal options to get a fresh financial start.

With Trump, will predatory loan practices increase?

As we bid farewell to outgoing President Obama and his often consumer-friendly policies and herald the new Trump administration, it's a good time to consider the changes President Trump may make to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Americans struggle with debt while hospital execs rake in cash

It's enough to make you steaming mad. Even as 20 percent of working Americans struggle with mounting piles of medical debt, hospital executives are cashing in millions in annual salaries augmented by benefits. Some of those are even at the helm of non-profits.

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