When refinancing student loans, many lawyers stumble on whether to choose the fixed or variable rate. Typically, the variable rate is the better choice.
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How to Beat the Student Loan Monster
Let’s face it. You hate your student loans. If you want to get rid of them, you need to own the debt and develop a plan for eliminating them from your life. It’s going to take you a long time but it’s not going to be as hard as you think.Read More
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Student Loan Repayment Programs
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Understanding Student Loan Status
Student loans can be tricky to understand. Knowing the status of your loans can help you better manage and repay them.
Private Student Loans – An Introduction
Previously, we discussed the many different flavors of federal student loans. Private student loans for lawyers are not nearly as common as their federal cousins, but several readers may have picked up a few private student loans in undergraduate or law school. Essentially, a private loan is any loan that is not issued or backed
Federal Student Loans – An Introduction
The first step in erasing your student loans is understanding what you’ve borrowed. This is not as easy as it should be, but the process is getting better. Once you know what type of loans you hold, you can begin to understand your options. There are two types of student loans: Private loans are made
PSLF Borrowers Denied Loan Forgiveness?
Are you counting on the PSLF program to forgive your student loans in the future? Read on to learn more about a possible change to your qualification.