Elissa J. Parker

Associate, Client and Administrative Services

“I joined Curbstone in June 2021 after graduating from Keene State College in May 2021. I am learning very quickly that working in a financial services firm is a great way to develop a valuable life skill - being financially secure. Once a month, I’m going to share some of the things I’m learning as I settle into my career. I hope that you will find the information helpful as you work through some of the same financial concepts I’m dealing with.”

Supreme Court: 1: Students: 0

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to strike down President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness program. This means that there will be no forgiveness given to anyone holding student loans, even if you applied last December. Borrowers should be prepared to start repayment on their loans starting in October. Although we have seen many pauses over… Read More »

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New Years Resolution? Budget Budget Budget

Many of us go into the new year with a resolution, whether that’s picking up a new hobby, going to the gym, reading a book etc. But have you ever thought about perfecting your budget? Budgets change every year and they should be revisited often. The best way to perfect your budget and stay on… Read More »

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Student Loan Forgiveness Update

Recent graduates have been on a bit of a roller-coaster ride. First, they waited to hear when the deferral program would end, then it was extended 3 more times under President Trump and 4 more times under President Biden. Then back in August, President Biden announced a plan to forgive up to $20,000 of student… Read More »

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Things are looking a little rosier for students who have outstanding federal loans. Individuals making less than $125,000 per year will receive up to $10,000 in student loan forgiveness. Students who hold Pell Grants will be eligible to receive up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness. This will impact tens of millions of Americans and may… Read More »

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It’s Payback Time

Key Takeaways: There are different ways to pay back your loans. Figuring out which one works for you might save you some money. There are many different loan servicers. Find out which one is yours so you can reach out to them easily There are several useful tools, including a simulator. Take advantage of them… Read More »

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