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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
In this article we review the various forgiveness after income-driven repayment plans that are available.
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In this article we discuss the two options available for getting out of default; loan rehabilitation and loan consolidation.
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.
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