Student Loan Series #2: Diana on a Dime

Hey all! Welcome back to the Student Loan Series. This is the continuation of a post series that started with Saving Joyfully. The purpose of this series is to gain some insight from some friends who also had large amounts of student debt. I've given you my tips for paying off student loans, but I'm sure I haven't covered everything. Next up in the series is Diana from Diana on a Dime. Diana is also…

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Why Is Living at Home Actually Awesome?

I've written before about how living at home after college was one of the best financial decision I've ever made. That's because more than anything else, living at home was the single biggest factor in paying off my student loans. And yet, in generations past, this is a practice that was totally unfathomable. Graduating from college means you're an adult now, after all. It's time to leave the nest now; it's time to be independent. But…

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How to Repay Your Federal Parent PLUS Loan

I often tell people that my student loans really sucked. I usually qualify that statement with the fact that this was a Federal Parent PLUS Loan. In this post, we'll take a look at how to make your Federal Parent PLUS Loan less painful. What is a Federal Parent PLUS Loan? In short, a Federal Parent PLUS Loan is a loan in a parent's name. In other words, although the loan funds the student's education,…

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Student Loan Series #1: Saving Joyfully

Hello and welcome to the first entry in the student loan series! This is the first post in a brand new series here at TFF. The purpose of this series is to help you gain perspective with regard to student loans. In addition to helping understand how you compare to others, the hope is that you may also gain some helpful tips for how to eliminate your student loans more quickly. In the interest of…

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College Tuition: A Bubble Ready to Burst?

It's no secret that college is expensive. Personally, I studied at Marquette University. I really enjoyed my time there, but the fact is that Marquette tuition is not cheap. College tuition rates have risen at unprecedented rates over the past several decades. At the same time, inflation-adjusted salaries for college grads have remained virtually unchanged since 1960. So, is college still worth it? Is there a looming college tuition/attendance bubble? Like most things here in…

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SoFi Review: Conquer Your Student Loans Today

TFF Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 SoFi is a lender offering a variety of financial services. These include personal loans, savings, and investing. In this SoFi review, we'll take a look at their student loan refinancing.This lender gets high marks in a variety of reviews, and here at TFF, we won't stray from that. The process is simple and straightforward and they have attractive rates.Let's take a closer look at what makes SoFi one of the best…

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7 Creative Ways to Pay Off Student Loans

It's no secret that student loans are a huge problem. Even though I am now completely debt-free, I still hear about student loans all the time. In this list, we'll go over the smartest ways to pay off student loans. As of January 2018, Americans owe 1.48 trillion dollars toward student loans, surpassing even credit card debt, by $620 billion. Many of those debtors are my age - and many are much older, even.That's a really big deal…

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