How To Pay Off Your Student Loans

By |December 12th, 2019|Categories: General Personal Finance|Tags: , , , |

Getting stuck in debt sucks. That’s obvious, but what isn’t obvious is how easy it is to get out of that situation. Setting yourself up for financial success out of school is a lesson that is invaluable but not often taught to us from a young age or while we’re in school. I want to help you with that. Hopefully

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Forgiving Student Loan Defaults Might Strengthen the Economy

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

Student loan defaults could crescendo into the next economic meltdown — but would forgive them really solve the problem?

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Why You Shouldn’t Go to College

By |January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

President Barack Obama has been in the news recently as he invited more than 100 college presidents to DC in an attempt to expand college access, especially to low income students. "More than ever a college degree is the surest path to a stable middle class life," Obama stated. I have a few problems with this. First, when did the

Put Every Extra Dollar into Paying Down Debt

By |June 21st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I paid off $33,850 of student loan debt in just over four years. Here's Part 3 of how I did it. My first step in paying off student loans was to aggressively pay off my high interest debt. The next step was to make minimum payments while I (unsuccessfully) invested in the hopes of higher returns. The third and final

Make Minimum Payments and Invest for Higher Returns

By |June 20th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I paid off $33,850 of student loan debt in just over four years. Here's Part 2 of how I did it. My first step in paying off my student loans was to spend $500 a month paying off one high interest student loan that I transferred to a 0% APR credit card. This was in addition to paying $300 a

Use a Balance Transfer for High Interest Student Loans

By |June 19th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I paid off $33,850 of student loan debt in just over four years. Here's Part 1 of how I did it. I graduated from college in 2008 with $33,850 in debt. Most of that debt was in the form of Stafford or Perkins loans that were no higher than 5% interest. However, I had one Tuition Answer loan from Sallie