Monthly Archives: May 2014

Links – stuff worth reading from the weeks of 5/18/14 and 5/26/14

Yes, A New Government Rating System for Colleges is Actually in the Works. On May 25, 2014, the New York Times had an interesting article on college presidents’ reactions to President Obama pressing ahead with his plan to impose a new government rating system for colleges.  In a funny quote, a Dept. of Education official […]

Links – Stuff worth reading from the week of 5/11/2014

At the very beginning of this week, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article on how banks that are located mainly in Wal-Mart stores collect a lot of fees from their customers, who tend to have bad credit histories.

From the Washington Post, there is an article on the debt buying industry and the sloppy […]

This Week’s Links

Student Loan Interest Rates to Rise With Treasury 10-Year Note
 – The Congressional Budget Office predicts that interest rates on new Stafford and PLUS Federal student loans will rise for the 2014-2015 school year because Congress tied the rates to the yield on the Treasury 10-year note.
Democrats Plan Push to Refinance Student Loans 
 – Roll Call’s blog […]