For-Profit Colleges Aren’t Worth the Price

As someone who keeps a close eye on trends within higher education and writes about them often, I was saddened but not surprised to hear that Dade Medical College of Florida had closed its doors. The school’s for-profit model was constantly embattled in controversy, and the local media had been gnawing at them for months […]


Two-Sided Coin: Is College Worth the Cost?

This is the first in a series of posts called the “Two-Sided Coin,” where TSD’s Jon Gorey and Holly Johnson take opposing viewpoints on a number of personal finance topics.  Holly: College Isn’t Always Worth the Money Most of us have been told the same story our entire lives: If you do your best in school, you can get […]


Plain Green Loans Review

The astronomical interest rates Plain Green Loans charges for small amounts of cash will likely add to your financial strain, rather than reduce it. Though not a traditional payday lender, Plain Green Loans operates like one. It charges its customers interest rates upwards of 300%. First-time borrowers can borrow up to $1,000, and repeat customers […]


The Direct PLUS Loan Program: Six Things Parents Should Know

Your kid isn’t the only one studying. If you’re searching for grants and scholarship money and researching federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans, you probably feel as if you’re boning up for the hardest, most complicated test you’ve ever come up against. And then somewhere, in the midst of all of this, you’ve probably found a […]

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Dorm Decor on a Budget: Top 4 Tips to Make Campus Housing Your Own

It can be easy to overlook college students settling in to dorms for the year as school is back in session. With all of the college rules and fine print, it can be hard to make campus housing into something more personable and comfortable. These creative ideas will help you make your space more personable […]

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New CommonBond Funding Expected to Provide a Build-Out to Student Loan Refinancing

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Student loan refinance provider CommonBond announced a new round of funding on July 19 and an acquisition in the student loan space that it says will facilitate its ability to lend. “We just raised over $30 million in new funding, acquired a student loan management platform, Gradible, and are launching an […]