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Money Talks: Pandemic Student Loans

Do you still have student loans? Do your grandchildren have student loans? Our guest today is Bruce McClary from the Nation Foundation for Credit Counseling. We’ll learn how the pandemic is affecting student loans and what to expect for those about to enter higher education.

Call the Nation Foundation for Credit Counseling about student loans at 1-877-406-6322 or the general number 800.388.2227


  • You can stop paying on your student loan until Sept. of 2021. Or direct your payments to principal only for federal loans. No benefits for private loans.
  • Check your annual credit report to see that your loan amount is being accounted for correctly. FREE CREDIT REPORTS AVAIALBLE WEEKLY UNTIL 04/2022
  • Student loan benefits may be in unpassed legislation.
  • Income driven repayment options
  • Public service loan forgiveness options
  • More information at where you can find a student loan simulator to determine the best repayment program for you.


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Money Talks: MS Home Corp

If you are a renter or a landlord, you'll particularly want to listen today’s Money Talks. Our guest is the Executive Director for Mississippi Home Corporation. Scott Spivey talks about the agency and the grants available to Mississippians who can’t pay rent during this pandemic. He discusses programs for first time home buyers and rehabilitation assistance. Our expert hosts are also available to answer personal finance questions. – the rental assistance program. It’s for those impacted by COVID-19 - renters and you need assistance or wish to speak to a representative, call 601-533-8401 (local) or 1-888-725-0063 (toll-free)**Harrison County received its own funds for rental assistance. If you are a resident of Harrison county and wish to apply, you must call the Open Doors Homeless Coalition at 228-604-8011.Trailers too!The Emergency Solutions Grant COVID-19 (ESG-COVID) program created by the CARES Act funds is designed to prevent and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).Individuals and families who have been laid off or have current income under 50% of area median income (AMI) and individuals who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance are eligible to receive funds. time homebuyers assistanceYouth Drawing CompetitionPartnerships with developersIn the news:COVIF-19 funeral assistance from FEMA subsidy during pandemic assistancePPP loans through your bank