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The Journey to Debt Freedom: How Krystel Is Paying Off $50K in Student Loans in Just 4 Years

This is part of our new series Dealing with Debt, where we present interviews with a diverse set of personal finance bloggers who are tackling student loan debt. Today, we’re featuring our interview with Krystel from All She Saves. She graduated with over $77K in student loans, but about a year and a half ago, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Student Loan Repayment

The Ultimate Guide to Student Loan Repayment

Designed for the 44M Americans with student loans, this presentation provides a comprehensive overview of student loan repayment options from pausing payments to income-driven repayment plans and refinancing. It also demonstrates how to objectively evaluate different repayment options and gives tips on how to think about repayment in the context of other financial objectives and decisions.

The Student Loan Crisis–How Did We Get Here? Part I

The Student Loan Crisis–How Did We Get Here? Part I: The Purpose of Universities

If you don’t know by now, the student debt crisis is indeed real. More than 44 million Americans hold student loan debt, with over 71% of the most recent graduating class having an average educational debt of $39K. Over 63% of millennials with at least a 4-year degree have student loan debt of $10K or […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Student Loan Refinancing

About $300B of outstanding student loans (or roughly 25% of all outstanding student loans in repayment) are estimated to qualify for refinancing at lower interest rates. Yet, only 2-3% of that balance was actually refinanced last year. Given that refinancing is the only way to reduce interest rates, why is it that so few people actually […]

Refinance Quiz

Refinance Quiz

Forgiveness After Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Forgiveness After Income-Driven Repayment Plans

In this article we review the various forgiveness after income-driven repayment plans that are available.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

In this article we discuss forgiveness under the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program.

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Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation And Discharge

In this article we review cancellation and discharge for Federal Perkins Loans.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

In this article we discuss the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

How To Get Out Of Default

How To Get Out Of Default

In this article we discuss the two options available for getting out of default; loan rehabilitation and loan consolidation.

Non Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Non Income-Driven Repayment Plans

In this article we take a look at the four principle non-income driven repayment plans for federal student loans. We examine each plan in turn and weigh up their pros and cons.

Income-Driven Repayment Plans

Income-Driven Repayment Plans

In this article we review each of the income-driven repayment plans for federal student loans and explain their pros and cons as well as the application process.

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