If only I had known…a tale of debt dragons and the heroes that beat it

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When you’re young, vivid daydreams can occupy all the space in your head. Yet when you grow up, the clouds you once soared can seem farther away. The princess you saved from the towering castle? Just an imaginary past. Your shiny armor is now rusted in the effort to fight off a scaly financial dragon. Had I been exposed to better tools when I made my education choices, my journey toward the future I wanted and the financial reality I could live with would have been so much easier.Debt makes everything realAccording to Filene’s research, 7 in 10 students graduating from college have student loan debt, averaging over $30,000. Seventy-seven percent of students that graduate college under the age of 40 regret not planning out how to manage their student loan debt. Meanwhile, 50% don’t even know what they borrowed, and 28% didn’t realize they even had student loans.These numbers are alarming; credit unions should be concerned about their members who may soon face the burden of student debt. With support and cooperation from Credit Union Student Choice, Filene recently had the opportunity to test its Debt Dragon prototype at a Wisconsin high school. The theory of this prototype tool is that with it, students and family members can avoid insurmountable burdens of debt by better understanding the impacts of debt before they take it on. continue reading »last_img read more

After Azeez Help Granada Beat Barca, Suarez Confesses Tough Year Ahead

first_imgLuis Suarez A return of seven points from five games is their worst since the 1994-95 season under Johan Cruyff.“It’s a worrying defeat, a defeat that hurts,” Suarez told AS.“And it’s a defeat that we have to take a real good look at. There are lots of things that we have to improve.“There’s a long way to go yet, but these are the types of games that win you the title.“We have to be tougher if we’re going to win the league. We have a tough year ahead of us.”Barcelona have particularly struggled away from home, without a league win on the road since April, and failed to score in six of their last seven La Liga away games.They managed just one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes against Granada, despite the second-half introduction of Lionel Messi for his first league appearance of the season after recovering from an ankle injury.Suarez says his side need to change their approach to away matches in order to be more of an attacking threat.“What we have to look at is the way we’re playing as the away side, because the lack of cutting edge and chances is worrying,” Suarez added.“We’re Barcelona, and we have to go out there to win the game – we can’t start the way we did.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram LALIGAStriker Luis Suarez has said that Barcelona have a “tough year ahead” after their worst league start for 25 years.Ernesto Valverde’s side, champions of Spain in four of the last five seasons, suffered their second defeat of the campaign against Granada on Saturday to drop to seventh in the table.last_img read more