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Five Options for Living Rent Free While You Pay Down High Student Debt

Five Options for Living Rent Free While You Pay Down High Student Debt

In my last blog, I talked about how to afford a house even when you’re in high student debt. Now, let’s discuss other options for living rent- and mortgage-free so you have more cash to pay down your six-figure debt. Let’s first discuss the options you probably think I’m talking about, but am not. I’m not talkingRead more about Five Options for Living Rent Free While You Pay Down High Student Debt[…]

How to have the student debt talk with your child

How to have the student debt talk with your child

If you’re like me, you wish someone would’ve sat you down when you were finishing high school (and after your undergrad degree, too, before going for your masters) and had a straight talk with you about college debt. I imagine someone having the debt talk with me before grad school. Let’s say they told meRead more about How to have the student debt talk with your child[…]

5 Ways to Rebel Against Conventional Wisdom Around Paying Down Six-Figure Debt

5 Ways to Rebel Against Conventional Wisdom Around Paying Down Six-Figure Debt

To paraphrase poet Mary Oliver, this is your one precious life. How are you going to live it? As conventional wisdom would have it, anyone in six figure student loan debt really has no choice on how to live their lives. The debt is a death sentence, and you have no choice but to buckleRead more about 5 Ways to Rebel Against Conventional Wisdom Around Paying Down Six-Figure Debt[…]

Stop Paying Taxes (Yes, Legally!) And Pay Down Your Debt

Stop Paying Taxes (Yes, Legally!) And Pay Down Your Debt

What did Ben Franklin say about taxes? “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” What if only one of those was true? What if taxes were not so “certain”? As we enter tax season, let’s look at and challenge this statement: Are taxes as “certain” as Benjamin Franklin wouldRead more about Stop Paying Taxes (Yes, Legally!) And Pay Down Your Debt[…]