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March 19, 2019

I'm of those who believe that excesses in all matters are not a good idea, whether it's formation of bubbles, whether it's excess in the financial market, whether it's excess of inequality, it has to be watched, it has to be measured, and it has to be anticipated in te...

January 31, 2019

On a regular basis, my clients reach out because they want to buy a home but run into trouble getting approved for a mortgage because of their student loans. I also teach mortgage brokers around the country how to use the strategies below to get their borrowers with st...

September 28, 2018

I would absolutely love to go on a rant about how credit is used to enslave us as human beings making it impossible to make a financial decision without worrying how it will affect credit. As if some arbitrary number has any control over if you will be able to repay yo...

September 8, 2018

“The Only Thing More Expensive Than Education Is Ignorance.” -Benjamin Franklin

This scam has a very special place in my heart, therefore it gets its own article, and the person perpetrating this con will be have a special place in hell reserved all for him. There is a...

August 29, 2018

There is a big question I often get when it comes to student loan forgiveness: “Won’t I get a huge tax bill at the end?” or “Yeah forgiveness sounds great but the taxes at the end aren’t worth it!”


To me this is a lot like whe...

July 11, 2018

“The number one problem in today's generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.” - Alan Greenspan

There is something very important that has been taken away from our education system.

There has been some chatter recently about collusion with the financial ai...

June 20, 2018

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” -Victor Hugo

We have all heard this from students in almost every grade of school, “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”

The problem is, the question is hard to argue even though most parents try. A...

May 1, 2018

“When your attention moves into the Now, there is an alertness. It is as if you were waking up from a dream, the dream of thought, the dream of past and future. Such clarity, such simplicity. No room for problem-making. Just this moment as it is.” ~Eckhart Tolle

An elem...

April 3, 2018

If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here. I guarantee you that. -Michelle Obama

     When President George W. Bush rolled out his “No Child Left Behind” program in 2001, it sounded hopeful—a new way to improve our ed...

March 8, 2018

"If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it." -Anonymous

When I do my student debt talks around the country, I always hear a ton of heartbreaking stories. Real people sharing their student loan nightmares with me. The ones that hit me the...

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