Save Money Today on Your Student Loans
Think you’ll be carrying the student loan monkey on your back forever? Maybe—but it’s not inevitable. Here are stories of five people who went to extreme measures to pay off huge student loan debt in lightning-fast time.
In the land of student loans, there are no more glorious words than "paid off." There are plenty of ways to pay off your loans faster, but one of the best ways is probably to have someone else help you do it.
Fortunately, dozens of companies have taken an important step to help employees pay off student loan debt by contributing money toward their loan balances. Here are 53 companies to check out if you're job hunting.
Play a trivia game and get your student loans paid off. It sounds too good to be true, right? But for some people, this actually happened.
Yeah, we know—we didn’t believe it either. So we did a deep-dive into Givling. The fast take: Yes, it can help you pay off your student loans, but it's not a magic bullet. You'll need some time and patience to reach your own own payoff.
Do you feel like you're drowning in law school debt? You're not alone.
The average law school debt for a graduate is $112,776, according to legal website Above the Law. And according to U.S. News and World Report's 2018 rankings, a large percentage of law school graduates now regularly end up with upwards of $150,000 in student loan debt. At some law schools, 90% of graduates take on debt.
Can you pay off student loans with a credit card? Sure. It’s a free country. But maybe a better question is should you?
It can be really tempting to look for shortcuts to get rid of student loans—and you’re not the first person to get one of those 0% APR credit card offers in the mail and go “Hmmmm.” But we strongly suggest you put the envelope down and back away slowly. Let's dig in a little deeper.
If you've been diligently paying your student loans all year, you’ll want to take advantage of the student loan interest tax deduction.
This allows you to deduct the interest you’ve paid on your student loans up to $2,500. By claiming this deduction, you’re lowering the amount of income the government can tax.