April 29, 2021

The ICF Guide to Student Loan Refinancing

Impact Capital Funds’ (ICF) student loan refinancing guide aims to guide a borrower who is considering refinancing student loans. Our intent is to provide a borrower with the tools necessary in order to be better informed, highly organized, and able to make a well-informed personal […]
June 30, 2021

The Struggle and Sacrifice of Parenthood

It was not infrequently that, during my teenage years or whenever I gave my parents a run for their money, my mom would loudly exclaim, “I hope you have six kids that are just like you!” I think her intent, and one that is shared […]
June 16, 2021

A Story of Life Burdened by Student Loans

Everyone has a story and, whether it be one of success despite overwhelming odds or a glimpse into someone’s seemingly interminable inner struggle, the ability to conjure images in the mind’s eye and convey complex emotions gives them tremendous power even after the subjects have passed on.
April 9, 2021

The Ripple Effect – Student Loan Debt and the US Economy

Have you ever been outside near a pond and the first drop of rain gently splashes down? You watch as that single drop lands in the pond – plop! The taut surface of the water is strong, but the single drop of rain breaks the […]
April 1, 2021

Meet our CEO – Steps Along the Way (Part II)

“I think you should go” was what Elizabeth’s high school English teacher wrote at the bottom of her essay. Take a real-life event; argue the pros and cons; come to a decision. That was the assignment and Elizabeth focused on whether she should enroll at […]
March 23, 2021

Meet our CEO – Steps Along the Way (Part I)

How do you tell someone else’s story? With dignity and truth, with a desire to draw readers in and keep them interested. Sure, there’s got to be a hook; some element of surprise along the way; a moral to the story; perhaps some entertainment. But […]
March 15, 2021

Justice for All – Women and Student Loans

I thought I was coming up with a new word: Shero; the combination of “she” and “hero.” Research indicated the word was first used in the 1800s as the suffrage movement took hold in the US. Disappointed that I couldn’t email Merriam-Webster with this novel […]
March 8, 2021

Coming to “Terms” with Student Loan Debt

I have always loved words. While others might stream Netflix on their phones or listen to Spotify, I play word games; Word Collect, WordWizard, Wordbubbles, Word Nut, and Word Chums. In thinking about how my love of words developed, I credit my Dad. From a […]
March 1, 2021

Let’s Talk About It

This month marks one year since the US has been dealing with Covid-19. Each day, the news media hits us with information related to deaths, hospitalizations, vaccines, financial woes, unemployment numbers, stimulus package updates, and the toll this pandemic has taken on peoples’ sense of […]
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