How Student Debt Piles Up (And How to Stop It)

As published on Vault Law. About half of American college students underestimate their debt levels, according to the Brookings Institution. It’s especially easy to see why this can be the case for law students, who face high costs over multiple loans to cover three full years of school. With finals approaching, it’s a great time to take [...]

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Weekend Reads: Emotional Intelligence, Markets, and Grad School

Harvard Business Review: How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence is a highly complex tool for any individual, employee, or manager, and workplaces can suffer immensely when one or more people lack this intelligence. Annie McKee shares tactics for helping managers and employees go beyond flawed, incentive-based processes in order to help colleagues [...]

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A New Grad Student’s Guide to the FAFSA

As published on the Huffington Post. The FAFSA, shorthand for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the gateway to financial aid for many graduate students in the U.S. It’s available online or by mail – for free – through the federal government, and it’s used to determine your eligibility for all federal loan programs. Many [...]

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How Law School Debt Piles Up (And How to Stop It)

As published on Vault Law About half of American college students underestimate their debt levels, according to the Brookings Institution. It’s especially easy to see why this can be the case for law students, who face high costs over multiple loans to cover three full years of school. With finals approaching, it’s a great time [...]

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Weekend Reads: Success, Spending, and the Pay Gap

Inc: People Who Followed Their Passions and Found Amazing Success Can’t imagine starting a business while working full-time at your current company? It’s far from easy, but these entrepreneurs did it by focusing on what they loved the most. Read about 11 professionals spanning different industries and eras who found success through turning hobbies into [...]

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Applying for MBA Student Loans? You’ll Need These Documents

If you’re taking out student loans for your MBA, the best way to ensure a speedy application process is to be prepared. We’ve reviewed some common questions we get from MBA borrowers here at CommonBond and put together a list of the documents you will need – and documents you might need – to make sure [...]

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Weekend Reads: Retirement, Productivity, and Regulation

LearnVest: Build Your Retirement Nest Egg with 4 Self Control Tips Retirement savers everywhere face a big challenge: saving for something that won’t “pay off” until probably several decades from now. How do you convince yourself to bump up your 401(k) contributions today when other, immediate purchases seem more important? LearnVest has four tips on [...]

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Let’s Do Dinner

Here at CommonBond, we love to get the chance to meet our borrowers in person – especially when it’s over a nice dinner. So we hold borrower dinners in cities across the country to get to know our amazing community on a more personal level.  After all, our borrowers are the reason that we do what we [...]

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