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" Do not enter into an agreement you cannot afford. Take precautions to avoid institutional loans with double-digit interest rates. "
" I've learned never to say never. "
" Navient/Sallie Mae treated student loan borrowers unfairly from start to finish. "
" Navient's actions have led to student borrowers needlessly carrying billions of dollars in debt, and the company must be held accountable. "
" Unlike public universities and private, not-for-profit colleges, for-profit schools are owned by revenue-seeking businesses often more intent on boosting their bottom line than educating their students. They use hard-sell tactics to recruit prospective students, and veterans have become particular targets. "
" For many, the loan modification process has been a giant sham. "
" Investigating some of the largest subprime lenders - Wells Fargo, Countrywide, Ameriquest, Household Finance - I've seen how their terrible, toxic loans were closed by any means necessary and eventually packaged, sold as securities, and bet upon until they exploded and decimated our economy. "
" Hard work, careful planning, and realistic financial advice will be required by many to regain solvency. "
" In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children's classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples. "
" We've done amazing things for the state. Some of them have had a national impact, but I'm going to be ready for some new challenges, and so I'm not going to seek a fifth term as attorney general. "
" It probably can take me anywhere I want to be, but I have to be honest, being attorney general is a great job. "
" I went to law school to help people. "
" I've been able to bring billions of dollars back to our state that has so desperately needed it - billions of dollars in relief to homeowners and our communities and our pension systems that desperately need it. "
" I often say that paying off your debt is like dieting. There are no miracle cures; it takes discipline and hard work. "
" I'm very lucky to have the support of my family. "
" Even if you can afford the price of college, you cannot afford a worthless degree. "
" Being attorney general has truly allowed me to be a voice for justice for the people of Illinois and oftentimes the country - and I love it. "
" Consumers don't need to be forced to pay billions for so-called smart technology to know how to reduce their utility bills. We know to turn down the heat or air conditioning and shut off the lights. "
" Most of our children have access to Internet-accessible technology, yet most of us are actually not paying much attention to what they're doing online. "
" I am inspired by Nelson Mandela. I was a volunteer teacher in South Africa during apartheid, where I witnessed his success liberating black South Africans. "
" Higher education is meant to provide economic opportunity to Americans - not provide unscrupulous companies the opportunity to syphon off billions in federal taxpayer dollars unfairly. "
" Stalking is a serious crime with serious consequences. "
" The Department of Education's refusal to oversee and hold for-profit schools accountable is a government-made disaster, and American students and taxpayers should not have to pay for it. "
" I initiated the State's investigation of Governor Blagojevich and have prosecuted public officials, including a sitting democratic state representative and democratic State's Attorney. "
" My husband helps take care of our kids. "
" The Attorney General must identify threats to Illinoisans' financial security and take action to protect people. "
" A ban on same-sex marriage violates the state Constitution's equal protection clause. "
" If home ownership is the American dream, then foreclosure certainly is the American nightmare. It destroys more than credit. It destroys lives. And its effects are felt beyond the individual family that it devastates. It shakes our entire economy. "
" While I have supported marriage equality since my days as a state senator over a decade ago, I have since conducted an extensive legal analysis that has only emboldened my support as attorney general. "
" Much of the blame for the Great Recession lies with abuses in the housing market - namely the creation of risky and unsustainable home loans that were packaged and sold as quality investments around the globe. "
" Stalking is a crime that can paralyze an otherwise productive person with fear. "