If your darling new college graduate tossed his mortarboard last spring, your family is about to get some most unwelcome mail. It's time to start paying off those student loans - and it's time for your 20something to start trying to figure out what he owes and to whom, a question that's considerably more complicated than you might think. After four years, he may have as many as eight different lenders. It's a topic that sends me into full-body shudders.
But now CliffsNotes, the same folks who brought us those abbreviated versions of "Crime and Punishment" and other sure-to-be-on-the-exam classics, has done the same thing with student loans, offering up a primer on "Graduation Debt: How to Manage Student Loans and Live Your Life" that is, frankly, fantastic. Definitely worth checking out. (You'll find a full review at that link, btw)