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New Grads with Student Loans: You Can’t Afford to Make This Mistake

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Student Loan Hero is sponsoring this post. They asked me to check out their site and provide an honest review for my readers. What I found was a useful tool for student loan borrowers — particularly new graduates. My biggest financial mistake was not to take out student loans, but to ignore them for too long. With $200,000 in student loans, I thought that paying them off forever was a foregone conclusion. Then I read Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and met the frugal folks over on Mr. Read more […]

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Paying Off $200,000 in Student Loans

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We graduated law school with over $200,000 in student loans and have been paying them back, but until recently did not tackle those payments aggressively. After reading Mr. Money Mustache and understanding how saving more money each month didn’t feel like a sacrifice, we got the confidence we needed to truly tackle these loans and start picking them off one by one. Here is a snapshot of where we were, where we are now, and how we plan to get rid of this albatross.  What does $200,000 in Read more […]