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Student Loan Bankruptcy: A Double Whammy

Student loan bankruptcy laws are a huge double whammy for borrowers as they stand now, and can only be fixed through legislative action. More 

Student Debt Problems Only Getting Worse

President Obama's higher ed proposal still has a long way to go. Find out why, and what you can do to manage your student debt in the meantime. More 

Where Should You Put Your Extra Cash: Stocks or Student Loans?

The experts might be pointing you down one road, but it’s also impossible to ignore the emotions that will inevitably sneak into your financial decisions. More 

Yes, Debt CAN Be a Great Investment

Younger Americans have been increasingly raised to shy away from debt, but a completely hands-off approach could actually be harmful to your financial health. More 

2 Regional Banks Ready to Rocket in 2013

A few factors have lined up in regional banks' favor, making the sector -- and these two improving companies in particular -- poised for a strong second half. More 

PODCAST: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Tuition Buck

Alyssa Oursler chats with Bankrate analyst Jessica Patel about which college degrees provide the best and worst value. More 

As Homeowners Tap Their Equity, Who Wins and Who Loses?

If homeowners are smart, home equity can make for a convenient, low-cost way to borrow money ... which is also promising for banks and big-box stores. More