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*PLEASE SIGN* Restore Basic Consumer Protection to Student Loans
Business  (tags: student loans, Bankruptcy, consumer fairness )

- 1063 days ago -
Bet that anyone with Student Loans knows that they are the only kind of financial instrument that cannot be modified in bankruptcy. Can we please fix this?
The Wild and Cruel Gap Between Debtors and Creditors - Ralph Nader
Business  (tags: inequality, corporate vs. individual debtors, Fed's low interest rates, individuals' astronomical interest, outrageous fees, compulsory arbitration, student loans, CFPB, Elizabeth Warren )

- 1133 days ago -
We hear almost daily about inequality of wealth, income and wages...but not much attention is given and not many marches and other protests are addressing the huge inequalities between creditors and debtors.
Banksters Attack Syria to Enslave America
Business  (tags: U.S., Obama, Syria, attack on Syria, who's attacking whom?, why?, bankers, control of world economy, John Perkins, subversion, big banking families, derivatives, media, student loans )

- 1235 days ago -
The war on Syria is not an American war on Syria, an Israeli war on Syria, an al-Qaeda war on Syria, a Qatari war on Syria, a Turkish war on Syria, or a Saudi war on Syria. It is a bankers' war on Syria."
Why Have Student Loans At All? Let's Get the Burdens of Debt Off College Students' Backs -- And Make Wall St. Pick Up the Tab
Business  (tags: free higher education, financialization, soaring college costs, student loans, Wall St./patrons should pay, financial transacton tax, Elzabeth Warren )

- 1295 days ago -
Maybe it's time for Wall Street to contribute, rather than siphoning off our wealth. How about a sales tax on all transfers of stocks, bonds, and derivatives in order to fund tuition-free higher education?
Student Loan Rates Double After Congress Stalls
Business  (tags: student loans, money, finance, ethics, politics, society, government )

- 1299 days ago -
Some 7 million borrowers will be hit this fall with new costs of 6.8%, though some lawmakers are still pushing to delay any increase for an additional year.
Student Loan Rates Set To Double On July 1
Business  (tags: money, government, finance, student loans, usa, society, politics, news )

- 1303 days ago -
The interest rate on government-backed student loans is going to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday.Republicans, Democrats and the Obama administration could not agree on a plan to keep it from happening
Fight for Students' Rights ACTION
Business  (tags: economy, money, society, consumers, students, americans, corporate, business, banks, student loans )

- 1396 days ago -
As the $150 billion market in private student loans grows, so too does the number of students ensnared in contracts that are crawling with onerous terms - including forced arbitration clauses and class action bans, which deny students' rights to hold...
Forgive My Deceased Son's Student Loan ACTION
Business  (tags: corporate, nct, aes, corruption, money, student loans, death )

- 1536 days ago -
When he went to college to study music production, I was happy to cosign his student loans -- he dreamt of making a better life for himself and I wanted to help him do that. But then Jermaine died suddenly in 2009 at just 24 years old.
More Social Security Money Withheld Because of Unpaid Student Loans
Business  (tags: socialsecurity, debt, retirement, student loans )

- 1615 days ago -
About twice as many Social Security recipients are not receiving all of their Social Security payments this year because they have unpaid federal student loans, according to a report by According to a 1996 law, the federal government has t
Forced Arbitration Rogues Gallery ACTION
Business  (tags: forced arbitration, law, student loans, banking, ecommerce, telecommunications )

- 1770 days ago -
If your bank, cell phone provider, employer or other company that you conduct business with violated your rights or cheated you, would you want to retain your ability to take them to court? Many companies are now using fine print to stop you and other...
Choose Wisely: In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt
Business  (tags: education, student debt, student loans, trade schools, vocational programs, indebtedness, occupational prospects, graduates )

- 2502 days ago -
Critics say many schools exaggerate the value of their degree programs, selling young people on dreams of middle-class wages while setting them up for default on untenable debts, low-wage work and a struggle to avoid poverty.
The $555,000 Student-Loan Burden: Toxic Debt
Business  (tags: student loans, debt, life choices, debt load, social expectations, oversold education, cost of education, life events, deferment )

- 2529 days ago -
When Michelle Bisutti, a 41-year-old family practitioner in Columbus, Ohio, finished medical school in 2003, her student-loan debt amounted to roughly $250,000. Since then, it has ballooned to $555,000.

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