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5 Ways to Lower Student Loan Payments

5 Ways to Lower Student Loan Payments

Are your student loan payments too much to handle?

Don’t worry, because you’re not alone.

As of December 2012, only 54% (20 million) student loan borrowers, out of 37 million were actively repaying their student loans.

If you’re overwhelmed by your student loans and need to lower your monthly payments, here are 5 student loan repayment programs that can help:

Doing Your Debt Homework: 3 Strategies to Plan Ahead for Student Debt

Doing Your Debt Homework: 3 Strategies to Plan Ahead for Student Debt

As of 2012, the average amount of student debt accrued by graduating students reached nearly thirty-thousand dollars.

For these graduating students, debt is a fact of life that they’ll be dealing with for around a decade after leaving their old alma mater.

Student debt can be prohibitive for many students, and the snowballing interest of forbearance makes it a highly unappealing option.

However, there are ways to brace yourself, or avoid payment entirely, by planning ahead when it comes to how to manage student debt before it becomes a problem.

Here are three strategies to consider when a future of student loan payments is just around the corner…

Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

Why You Should Never Co-Sign (And 6 Things to Do Instead)

Type “Why Co-Signing” into Google and you will quickly see the suggested searches start with things like:

“Why co-signing is bad”

and

“Why co-signing is a bad idea”

Have you ever co-signed for someone before?

​Or have you ever had someone co-sign for you?

Let’s see why it’s so bad and what you can do instead of co-signing for a friend or family member…

6 Take-Action Steps to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

6 Take-Action Steps to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

Do you know the total credit card debt of the United States population?

793.1 billion dollars.

Now you know. And now you have a sick feeling in your stomach. ​ At least, I do.​

Does that mean credit cards are evil? Nope.

It just means people are stupid uneducated.

That’s the problem. Here’s how to fix it…

How to Pay Off Your Debt: The Debt Snowball Vs. The Debt Avalanche

How to Pay Off Your Debt: The Debt Snowball Vs. The Debt Avalanche

​If you want to be debt free, you need a strategy. A method.

The average US household has ​$54,000 in credit card debt.

You need a plan. You really do.

The good news is that you have more than one option.

There are several ways to get out of debt, but the two most used ways are called the debt snowball and the debt avalanche.

Let’s look at the differences and see what works best for you…

5 Reasons You’re Broke and How to Fix It

5 Reasons You’re Broke and How to Fix It

There is a difference between being broke and being poor.

Broke is a temporary states of finances.

Poor is a mindset.

Before you go on, promise me you will never refer to yourself as poor again. Even if you feel like you are.

You may be broke, but you’re not poor.

Here is why you may be broke and how to stop it…

3 Powerful Strategies to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

3 Powerful Strategies to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

I have covered buying vs. rentingtwice actually.

Then I moved on to answering the question: Is it dumb to pay off your mortgage early?

After that, I wrote about everything you need to know before you pay off your mortgage early.

Today I am giving you strategies for doing exactly that. Paying off your mortgage early.

As promised, here are 3 quick strategies to pay off you mortgage faster than you ever thought possible…

Everything You Need to Know Before You Start Paying Off Your Home Early (Part 2)

Everything You Need to Know Before You Start Paying Off Your Home Early (Part 2)

Today is the 2nd and final part in this series.

If you missed part 1, you can read it here.

One of the discussions that came up in part 1 was about investing instead of paying off your home early.

It’s a common perspective that you shouldn’t pay off your mortgage early, but you should invest the money instead.

It makes sense, because mortgage rates are low right now and you can probably earn more by investing than you can save by paying off your home early, but there is actually a way to take advantage of both!

It’s not always about having the highest return, sometimes it’s simply about being totally 100% debt-free…which is an amazing feeling.

Soon I’ll be publishing an article on how to get the best of both worlds, but for today, here is part 2 of what you should know before you start paying off your mortgage…

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