Court Case Illustrates Just How Difficult It Is For Borrowers To Discharge Student Loans In Bankruptcy

Students being crushed under the weight of mounting student loan debt have few options when it comes to receiving forgiveness for their debts, and bankruptcy is often the least obtainable – thanks in part to the nearly impossible to meet “undue hardship” standard. To see just how difficult and seemingly arbitrary this guideline is, all one needs More...

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By Joy Mitra On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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The No. 1 large place to work in IT: Quicken Loans

Ask Bobby Martin what he likes best about working for Quicken Loans when he’s front and center at a Detroit Red Wings hockey game, and he’d be hard-pressed not to name the scores of free tickets available More...

By Joy Mitra On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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Defaulting on federal student loans is stupid, not brave

Today’s college graduates need to get the message that defaulting on federal student loans is not just stupid, it is unnecessary. That message easily could get lost in the controversy following a recent New More...

By Joy Mitra On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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TIIC targets first generation entrepreneurs in loan mela

The Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation will focus on the first generation entrepreneurs while sanctioning loans under the micro, small and medium enterprises, said G. Srinivasan, its Deputy General Manager. Speaking More...

By Joy Mitra On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Inside Those Yield-Rich BDCs

In the hunt for current income, there are few spots with yields as enticing as business development companies (BDCs). This corner of finance consists of some 50 publicly traded firms that loan to private midsize More...

By Joy Mitra On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Lu Merritt bidding Hokie Club adieu

By Mark Berman [email protected] 981-3125 BLACKSBURG — When Lu Merritt drives past Lane Stadium, he feels pride. Merritt, who is retiring at the end of the month, led athletic fundraising at Virginia More...

By Joy Mitra On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Private universities group could form without University of Law

Members of the proposed Independent Universities Group will hold talks without the University of Law about establishing the body, following the institution’s takeover by Global University Systems. The IUG, More...

By Joy Mitra On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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What you need to know about refinancing student loans

Each year I get about 1,000 questions on financial matters and I will share some answers from time to time in this column. Please send me questions, but understand that I cannot respond or answer all of them. Q: More...

By Joy Mitra On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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IMF completes fifth, sixth, and seventh reviews of Cyprus’ EFF and approves €278.4 million disbursement

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the combined fifth, sixth and seventh reviews of Cyprus’s economic adjustment program supported by the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). The More...

By Joy Mitra On Saturday, June 20th, 2015
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Govt plans gold bonds to curb demand

Investors will soon be able to buy gold, albeit in the paper form, that will come with a sovereign guarantee, and earn interest on it as well. After announcing a gold monetization scheme, the government has released More...