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Blog & Insights

A student Loan and Collections Blog

The Williams & Fudge Blog is a helpful resource for insights from our industry.  We will cover topics ranging from finding financial freedom to navigating student loans and collections. We are excited to bring this voice to our industry.

  • 3rd August

    Feel Less Stressed: Every Parent’s Pre-College Checklist

    The summer before your teen heads off to college might feel like it’s a jumble of things you’ve got to get done ASAP. And, if we’re being honest, it is. But we’re here to help you make sense of that big to-do list and organize......

  • 21st July

    Timeless Life Advice for 2020 Grads

    Both college and high school grads of 2020 are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainty that have affected every part of “normal” life. Planning for the future has never been more difficult. Will campuses reopen in the fall? Will your job offer still be there? Is......

  • 22nd June

    Coronavirus Not Allowing You to Work? Turn Your Hobby Into a Side Hustle!

    Making ends meets when the unemployment rate is higher than ever thanks to COVID-19 has become a huge point of stress for many of us. Campuses are closing, with most classes switching to online platforms, and that means on-campus jobs have disappeared. Summer is usually......

  • 16th June

    Resources for Your Well-Being During COVID-19

    COVID-19 has presented a variety of new challenges and obstacles for us to overcome. Now is the perfect time to take inventory of your mental health and well-being and ensure you’re taking care of yourself and managing your stress in a way that isn’t harmful.......

  • 28th May

    How to Prioritize Your Finances During COVID-19

    It’s important to focus on your health during the COVID-19 crisis, but your finances should also remain a primary concern. With many people out of a job and struggling to pay the bills, it might seem like you don’t have many choices but to hope......

  • 22nd May

    Budget-Friendly Activities You Can Do at Home During COVID-19

    Social distancing has become a way of life during the COIVD-19 pandemic. It’s one of the primary ways we can help to slow the spread of the virus, keeping ourselves and others safe and healthy. However, social distancing can have negative affects our mental wellbeing.......

  • 10th April

    Is an Income-Driven Repayment Plan Right for You?

    Paying down student loans can be a huge financial burden if you’re worried about making ends meet. Luckily, you have several options for repayment—the trick is finding the one that will work best for your unique situation. Income-driven repayment plans might be the right financial......

  • 23rd March

    529 Savings Accounts and Why the Best Time to Open One Is Today

    Saving for college is one of those things that has a bigger payoff the sooner you start, so if you’re a parent or family member searching for an efficient way to help your future college student pay their education costs, starting a 529 account should......

  • 10th March

    Student Loan Deferment: What You Need to Know and How It Can Help You

    If you’re struggling to repay your student loans, you might feel like you have nowhere to turn and no good options for stabilizing your finances. If you’re struggling to make ends meet and don’t know what to do when your payment due dates roll around,......

  • 21st February

    How to Pay Off Student Loans Fast: Do These 9 Things

    Most graduates today leave school with an average of $35,000 in student loans. Collectively, Americans owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. For most, that means suffering through at least 10 years of stress and slogging through minimum payments. Wouldn’t it be nice......

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