Creative Ways to Pay Off Your Student Loans

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Ahh, student loans. If you have them, you’re not alone—40 million other Americans are shouldering an average of $28,400 in student loan debt. But like any debt, too much isn’t a good thing, so paying them off as soon as possible is a worthy goal. Most of us know that the key to paying off any debt faster is to always, always, always pay more than the minimum amount. Any amount over...

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Updates: July 28 – Aug 3

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During the Summer of 2005, I decided to spend four months living and working in Europe. I was between terms at University and it seemed like a fun time for an adventure. I also wanted to put into practice all those years of French that Canadian schools make you take, so I packed up and headed off to Paris, France. I worked at a gelato store for three months and traveled for one month.While I was...

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Updates: June 1 – 8

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Another week and 32 wines later and I’m in the midst of studying (cramming?) for my wine exam tomorrow. But first, I’ve got to get through a day and half more class! It’s been long enough since I’ve been in school that I’ve somewhat forgotten what it feels like to study every day. I have certainly needed to study! While the concepts are not difficult, there is a lot of...

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6 Month Student Loan Update

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It’s been about 6 months since I’ve started paying back my student loans (… for the second time…) and I wanted to do a bit of a recap.  When I posted my student loan repayment plan a few months ago, I ambitiously posted a scenario that would see me pay off my student loan in about 2.5 years.  With a $27,000 loan, that’s over $9000 a year.  Yikes! Photo Credit: Dave...

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