Student Loans

Do you have student loans? These days, people of all ages are dealing with student loan debt. The good news is we can help you pay them off for good. We’ve written about programs and strategies that can help you save money on your student loan payments and get out of debt faster. Keep reading below to get our best advice on paying off student loans.

4 Things I Wish I Knew When I Graduated From College

Over the course of the past few weeks, you’ve likely either graduated from college or know someone who walked across the stage. In fact, the National Association of Colleges and Employers estimates that over 1.8 million college students will graduate in 2015. Depending on their given life situation, most are likely walking off the graduation stage into a completely new…

Here’s How Obama’s New ‘Student Aid Bill of Rights’ will Affect You

Over 70% of those earning a bachelor’s degree graduate with debt averaging almost $30,000. It’s been called a “student debt crisis” as the cost of college education rises (the cost of college has increased 225% over the last 30 years) and new graduates struggle with repayment plans (complaints against student lenders went up 38% last year) There’s some comfort to…

7 Ways to Conquer Student Loan Debt

Whether you took out thousands of dollars in student loans to finance a high earning degree or mistakenly looked at student loans as “free” money, we can all agree on one thing: student loan debt is no joke. With the average college graduate entering the work force with around $30,000 in student debt, it feels like you’re beginning your adult…

3 Fast Ways to Compare Student Loans Using Excel

Excel spreadsheet

This is a guest post by Kaitlin Butler of CommonBond. While there are a lot of great loan calculators out, it can be hard to know where to look when you just want to understand how much you’re going to be paying for a student loan. If you’re starting to shop around for loans, you may want a general picture of…

9 Actions that Can Help You Pay Off Student Loans Faster

Actions to pay off student loans faster

Student loans have a tendency to follow people around for a long time. In fact, new studies show that people are now retiring… and hauling their student loan payments along with their golf clubs and cruise tickets. While new measures have been put in place to forgive people of their student loan debt after a certain number of years, the fact…

How to Refinance Student Loans

As the total debt owed in student loans continues to skyrocket to a gargantuan high, student loan refinancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for graduates. In the Bay Area alone, a number of institutions have sprung up to help graduates refinance their student loans into a single, (usually) lower interest loan. The result? Greater potential for graduates with high…

Best Student Loan Refinance Companies

In the nearly ten years since I graduated college (!), the face of student loan debt has changed quite a bit. In my college days, we mostly joked about our loans. My classmates and I would look at our total debt number in comparison to our major and say, “Yeah, we’re going to be paying that off well into middle…

One Simple Change That Shaved 7 Months Off My Student Loan Debt Repayment

A few tips and tricks tend to be popular go-tos in financial advice. Namely, creating a budget and taking advantage of opportunities to increase earning power. And while both are viable (and valuable) ways to pay off your debt even quicker, they also require long-term focus and maintenance. By no means a bad thing when it comes to keeping in…