The GOP Tax Plan: What it Means for Students—and Student Debt

For the first time in over 30 years, America has a significantly different tax plan in place. The bill promises to slash taxes for all Americans. It gives its biggest cuts—3.4%—to taxpayers earning over $733,000 a year. Savings are smaller for everyone else, down to 0.4% (about $60) for those earning under $25,000 a year. Revised tax brackets aren’t the … Read More

Are Alternative Lending Services Still Alternative?

The 2008 economic crisis left a big credit vacuum to fill. Big banks lost our trust. New laws put “traditional” credit out of reach for many. Fortunately, alternative lending services—like Kabbage and OnDeck—swooped in. With simpler applications and easier access to cash, these new players offered what the big guys no longer could. By creating a sweet spot that makes … Read More