Money Talks

6/28/2022

Money Talks: Student Loans 2022

According to the Mississippi State Treasurer’s office, the average Mississippi student graduates college with $30,000 worth of debt. Also, 30% of these graduates are reporting delaying major life milestones (getting married, buying a house or car, and even having kids!) We'll discuss and answer questions about student loans.Blog post that the New Perspectives interns wrote that ties in with the episode of Money Talks about mortgages: https://newper.blogspot.com/2022/06/heloc-vs-cash-out-refinance.htmlCompete to Complete: http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/5cd31f1533f6c1be55607d6ehttps://www.msc2c.org/https://studentaid.gov/COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Federal Student AidOn April 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) extended the student loan payment pause through Aug. 31, 2022. The pause includes the following relief measures for eligible loans:a suspension of loan paymentsa 0% interest ratestopped collections on defaulted loanshttps://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/covid-19FAFSA website: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsaSubsidized and unsubsidized loansPrivate and government loansPrivate education loans are not eligible for consolidation, but for some Direct Consolidation Loan repayment plans, the total amount of your education loan debt—including any private education loans—determines how long you have to repay your Direct Consolidation Loan.Direct PLUS Loans received by parents to help pay for a dependent student’s education cannot be consolidated together with federal student loans that the student received. https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/consolidationQuestions:Retired and paying student loansPrivate loansLoan not reported on credit reportSubsidizedFor profit college
6/14/2022

Money Talks: Money As You Grow

This show isn’t really intended to teach kids about money but today we’ll try to help YOU teach your kids and grandkids about money. We’ll discuss what they need to know at various ages. We’ll also take your “grown-up” money questions.New Perspectives Blog https://newper.blogspot.com/https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/money-as-you-grow/20 Things Kids Need To Know To Live Financially Smart Liveshttp://moneyasyougrow.org/Kids aged 3-5 need to know:You need money to buy things.You earn money by working.You may have to wait before you can buy something you want.There’s a difference between things you want and things you need.Kids aged 6 – 10 need to know:You need to make choices about how to spend your money.It’s good to shop around and compare prices before you buy.It can be costly and dangerous to share information online.Putting your money in a savings account will protect it and pay you interest.Kids ages 11 to 13 need to know:You should save at least a dime for every dollar you receive.Entering personal information like a bank or credit card number online is risky because someone could steal it.The sooner you save the faster your money can grow from compounding interest.Using a credit card is like taking out a loan: if you don’t pay your bill in full every month, you’ll be charged interest and owe more than your originally spent.Kids 14 to 18 years old need to know:When comparing colleges, be sure to consider how much each school would cost you.You should avoid using credit cards to buy things you can’t afford to pay for with cash.Your first paycheck may seem smaller than expected since money is taken out for taxes.A great place to save and invest money you earn is in a Roth IRA.Kids over 18:You should use a credit card only if you can pay off the money owed in full each month.You need health insurance.It’s important to save at least three months’ worth of living expenses in case of an emergency.When investing, consider the risks and the annual expenses.6/8/2021 Money Talks: Kids Learning http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-kids-learning