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Student Loan Refinancing: Variable vs
Fixed Rate

When student loan borrowers are looking to refinance student loans, they typically come across two options: a fixed rate
student loan and a variable rate student loan. Variable rate student loans are the most common when refinancing or
consolidating your loans, but fixed rate loans are available.

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5 Steps to Take After Your Student Loans Are Paid in Full

Launch the confetti cannons and blow the party horns — you’ve paid off your student loans! You’ve accomplished a task that may have been 10 or more years in the making. With the average monthly student loan payment hovering close to $400, your last payment likely freed up significant room in your budget. But before you blow those extra funds…

Student Loan Debt & Homeownership: Can They Coexist?

Despite your confidence in your ability to complete a home loan application, you might doubt your ability to actually become a homeowner. This doubt rears its ugly head at the same time each month — the day you make your monthly student loan payment. That hefty monthly payment is already putting a squeeze on your finances, and adding another large…

7 Secrets of Graduating with Less Student Loan Debt

If you’ve accepted your college’s financial student aid package (grants and work-study only) and submitted dozens of scholarship applications to avoid taking out student loans, you may still be shocked when your tuition bill arrives with a balance due. Sadly, you might even feel like it’s your destiny to join the 44.7 million Americans who are struggling to repay student…

Meet Alexis: Who Saved $50,000 By Refinancing Her Student Loans

A typical day for Alexis Kuhner involves tending to her full house of pets and enjoying life with her husband. You can find her reading, exploring the city, or researching their next travel destination. Alexis’s Journey Since graduating from the University of Scranton in 2016, she has assumed many roles in the financial industry and currently resides in Brampton, New…

So You Took A Gap Year After High School…Now What?

Up to 40% of students in 2020 are seriously considering a “gap year”, an extra year off between high school and college. There are many reasons one may choose this route, such as time to earn money for college, acquire new skills, or narrow down one’s career options. Once you’ve come close to wrapping up your time off, you may…

How Do I Fund Graduate School?

After graduating from college, continuing education through a graduate school is an excellent option for many. Perhaps you want to become more competitive in the job market, desire to explore a new field, or even move to a higher pay grade. Regardless of why you want to go to graduate school, the how can be decidedly more complicated. Is Graduate School Right for Me?…

How to Save Money During the Holidays

The holiday season is finally here! While the circumstances may look a bit different from years past, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate. The cost of ice skating, gift shopping, and other holiday festivities can quickly add up if you do not keep your eye on them. As the dollar signs pile up, you may be left financially…

Creative Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans 

Are you feeling overwhelmed by student loan debt? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are plenty of inventive ways to start freeing up extra cash that you can use to pay down those student loans. 1. Try Your Hand at Freelancing Everybody has a unique talent. What’s yours? Whether you’re a gifted artist or have more practical experience (such as mowing…

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