Jillian Berman, Moneyish

Jillian Berman


New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Jillian:

Drawing attention to the debt people face in the criminal justice system — by canceling it

This week, we’re taking a look at the intersection of debt and the criminal justice system. → Read More

Politics killed national free community college --- for now, but advocates vow to ‘keep going’ as momentum continues in states

Biden pitched free community college for years, but it didn't make it into the Democrats' social spending package → Read More

Does Having ADHD Help or Hurt Entrepreneurs?

Research shows that the condition can bring an abundance of energy and intense focus on things you’re passionate about. But there’s also a downside. → Read More

How college closures affect taxpayers and students: ‘You stole my money and I’m $188,000 in debt and for what?’

This week's Extra Credit continues our series examining the downfall of a chain of colleges → Read More

Advocates are pushing to hold college executives liable when their schools collapse or mislead students

'You often see this cast of characters show back up in other places,' said David Bergeron, most recently a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. → Read More

Biden administration to cancel $5.8 billion in student loans for disabled borrowers

The announcement, which comes after years of pressure that spanned multiple administrations, will benefit 323,000 borrowers. → Read More

The cost of the Olympics’ ‘runaway arms race’ and new hope for student loan borrowers in bankruptcy

Between 1968 and 2012, the median Olympic games was 150% over budget, according to research by a Holy Cross economics professor. → Read More

‘The language of consumer debt is rife with moral undertones’: Read MarketWatch’s new column ‘Extra Credit’

This week, we look at student-loan borrowers who could miss out on the child tax credit, the perils of income-sharing agreements, baby-bond accounts --- and... → Read More

‘We’re going to lose a generation of student-loan borrowers’: Pressure mounts to extend payment pause

Advocates are urging the Biden administration to overhaul the student-loan system before payments resume. → Read More

Why inflation could create a ‘giant wealth transfer’ from lenders to borrowers

There's one group of borrowers that can count themselves as 'lucky' during periods of inflation. → Read More

Biden administration cancels $500 million of student debt of scammed students

The 18,000 students attended ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college that collapsed in 2016. → Read More

How to Get More Women Into Technology

A number of programs have tried to steer women into STEM fields. Here are some that are working. → Read More

Joe Biden has been pitching free community college since the Obama administration — can he now make it a reality?

Supporters of free college are bullish on the proposal's chances of success, but obstacles remain. → Read More

The government promised to forgive military members’ student loans after 10 years of service — it’s only worked for 124 of them

'Just when you think we've hit rock bottom when it comes to the complete mismanagement of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, you see reports like... → Read More

‘It’s time to go big’: Elizabeth Warren makes aggressive push for student-debt cancellation

'How equitable is it to ask taxpayers who haven't gone to college to pay for those who have gone to college?' → Read More

Schumer: With relief bill, major argument against student debt cancellation ‘vanishes’

The American Rescue Plan signed into law last week makes student debt cancellation tax-free → Read More

Biden’s ‘rescue’ package would eliminate taxes on cancelled student loan debt

The proposed COVID relief bill gets rid of an obstacle to broad-based student debt cancellation → Read More

Elizabeth Warren calls for new leadership to oversee student loans — and calls Betsy DeVos era a ‘disaster’

'Students deserve leadership at this office who will follow the law and make this program work for students,' Senator Elizabeth Warren told MarketWatch. → Read More

COVID-19 upends classrooms and fewer people study to become teachers, but the Class of 2020 can’t wait to start

Enrollment in teacher preparation programs was already plummeting before the pandemic. → Read More

After painful financial lessons in 2020, here’s 10 New Year resolutions to make 2021 better.

Taking a breath and maintaining grace under pressure will result in less impulsive, more far-sighted money decisions, experts say. → Read More