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Debt-Free Degree

It’s been said student debt is a product that has been sold to us with such repetition and intensity that most people believe they can’t live without. My 19-year-old son attends community college, drives a 15-year-old car, and lives at home. He could have attended a number of universities. But, as Andrew Josuweit at Forbes.com says, “skipping […]

3 Phases of the Debt Cycle and How to Get Out

Originally posted on the Christian Post on January 6. Dear Chuck, I read your column about making New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve made mine: Get out of debt. It’s not my first attempt, but I’m hopeful that this time I can do it. I wish I had a more creative tale of woe, but it’s basically […]

3 Tips for Dealing with College Debt

Dear Chuck, It’s back to school time for many families, but my children are finishing college and newly graduated, so I’m less concerned now that they have a diploma– and more worried about the debt they accumulated – the nasty student loan kind of debt.. Do you have any advice for my family and me? […]

Is Graduating from College Debt-Free Even Possible?

is graduating from college debt free even possible

Dear Chuck, My husband and I are more concerned every day about how we are going to help our children get through college without burying themselves in debt. It’s starting to be similar to the costs of buying a house! What can we do to help our kids graduate with as little debt as possible? […]

3 Tips to Make Your Expensive College Education Count

Originally posted at Christian Post May 27, 2016. Dear Chuck, With kids in college, I’m very worried about whether they can get a job after graduation and about the debt they’re going to need to manage because my wife and I can’t afford to pay for their educations free and clear. But it’s hard to get a […]

Don’t exchange your Cap and Gown for a Financial Ball and Chain

By Chuck Bentley “Graduates across the country need to make plans to avoid a debt that may never go away,” advised Crown CEO Chuck Bentley. “Winning the ‘Game of Loans’ is possible, but too few achieve that victory.” Today, seven in 10 graduating seniors at public and private colleges have student loans, totaling about $30,000 […]

How low can you go: Graduating without debt

By Chuck Bentley When Forbes magazine published its listing of America’s top colleges, looking at “best value” as a criteria, I knew that “value” for many prospective students really means “debt.” For today’s graduates, shiny promises quickly lose their luster when the student loan payment book arrives before a job offer. The time is now […]

Such a Deal for You — The Fine Print of Obama’s College Loan Plan

By Chuck Bentley Millions of young Americans with student loan debt are about to make a deal without a clue as to how much it’s going to cost them down the road. President Obama’s latest end-run around Congress presumably to bail out those struggling to repay their student loans is a bad plan on many […]