Got massive student loan debt? Let me start out by saying you aren’t alone! We graduated from law school (me) and dental school (hubby) with $650,000 in student loans. (You can read our student loan debt story here). At the time we felt completely alone, but we quickly realized that we weren’t. In fact, lots …

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pay off student loans before saving

Wondering whether you should pay off student loans before saving? I wondered the same thing when I started my journey of aggressively paying off $650k of student loans. While everyone’s situation is different, I think for the most part, you should save up some money before paying off student loans. Here’s why. Should I pay …

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Have you ever felt like the weight of your student loan debt (or any other debt for that matter) was going to completely crush you? I have. I remember clearly sitting in the reserve section of the law library during my final semester of law school, opening up the website to view mine and my …

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Are you paying off student loans? Do you ever feel totally alone when it comes to paying off debt? For me that is one of the hardest parts about our journey paying off $650k of student loan debt. Sometimes it feels like we are the only ones. But the truth is, there are plenty of …

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Sometimes people are surprised that we bought a house even though we have student loans. And that makes sense. Student loan debt can completely cripple your finances, including (maybe especially?) crushing your chances of buying a house. In fact, CNBC recently reported that 83% of people ages 22-35 with student loan debt who haven’t bought a …

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Have you ever had trouble saying yes to something? Maybe it was that person you went on a few dates with in college. You just couldn’t commit to the relationship. Maybe it was when your friends wanted you to agree to go out on the weekend, several days in advance. Maybe it was agreeing to …

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Curious about refinancing your student loans? Find the whole process completely overwhelming? I know first hand that it can feel that way. But it is actually really simple and not that big of a deal after all. Refinancing your federal student loans is a strategy that a lot of federal student loan borrowers use to …

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